Most people know the pine tree and have admired its beauty, but I’m sure few of us know another ‘beauty’ of pine tree. Its pine-needles contain high percentage of a valuable element for human health, Vitamin C. Scientific studies show that 200 gr of pine-needles contain 136 mg of vitamin C, some other vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3); and as well calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and some powerful powerful antioxidants.
There is a simple way to receive the above mentioned elements from pine-needles by rehashing them and preparing a nice delicious tea. Vitamin C is quite vulnerable and could be destroyed very easily, thus it is recommended cold processing in order to preserve it.
Preparation of Pine-Needles Tea
Take a little branch of pine tree and wash it with abundant water. Dry it with kitchen paper and mill pine-needles with a sharp kitchen knife. Take one soup spoons of shredded pine-needles and put them in a cup of cold water (preferably filtered water). Cover the cup and let it rest for 12 hours. My advise is to prepare the tea in the evening, so it will be ready in the morning time. As soon as the 12 hours are over, decant the tea, sweeten in with some honey and is ready to be drunk.
Pine-needles tea helps to slow down aging effects, cure heart disease, kidney problems, varicose problems, fatigue problems, and improve eyesight and concentration.
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir
I use this tea during the winter season and I recommend you to do the same and share with us your experiences. Should you find this article useful, please like and share it with your friends and followers on social networks.