Pine Needle Tea (Pinus koraiensis Sieb. et Zucc) is a bit of a rarity in Australia, mostly being used as Chinese medicine - but has its own unique uses. This is classified as White Pine.
According to studies white pine is a good anti-viral.
These particular Pine Needle Trees have been growing for over 50 years in the mountainous regions in North East China away from industrial zones, wildcrafted in the month of May-June 2021.
Grown Lesser Khingan mountains, on the Russia China border.
Other compounds found within Pine Needle are below:
Traditional medicinal uses for Pine Needle tea are treating the flu, hormonal imbalances and complications with vision.
Pine Needle Tea has been used for
Treating hormonal imbalances
Protection/Treatment of the flu
- Pine Needle is best to crush/grind or blend to release everything properly due to its slightly hardy protective coating.
- For optimal results, place 2-3g in blender with hot water, blend until ground and let steep for 10 mins. Steeping/filtering afterwards is recommended.
- Steeping overnight is also a good option for Pine Needle to ensure everything is released.
Caution: More research is needed but to be on the safe side, avoid during pregancy.
In very rare cases, some may experience allergic reaction.