Our Pine Needle is grown and imported from South Korea.
Pine needle tea or pine leaf tea is a herbal tea made from pine needles, or the leaves of pine trees (trees of the genus Pinus). In Korea, the tea made from the leaves of Korean red pine (P. densiflora) or Manchurian red pine (P. tabuliformis) is known as sollip-cha (솔잎차).
Many Koreans use this kind of pine needle for tea, food, etc. traditionally and believe that the pine needle has a great health benefit.
The White Pine Needle tea is Pinus strobus, commonly denominated the eastern white pine, northern white pine, white pine, Weymouth pine (British), and soft pine is a large pine native to eastern North America. It is different kind from the Korean Red Pine Needle or Manchurian red pine needle.
Pine needles are one of natures best natural sources of sulfur , which your body needs , nearly as much as your body needs water .
Sulfur is a key ingredient for connective tissue , and is a key for healthy joints , and pain free movement . As important as sulfur is ,
we are finding that many people are deficient , and that if you are following an average diet in America , a junk food diet , you are very likely to be deficient .
High levels of micro nutrients , and important elements such as sulfur , is what makes certain wild plants , herbs , like pine trees so beneficial .
The sulfur is what is going to take your connective tissue to a new level , reducing muscle and joint pain , and renewing your body and mind .
The sulfur will also reduce lactic acid build up , and thus will eliminate cramping and improve stamina & energy levels .
This could potentially speed up recovery of athletes after workouts , and could certainly help anyone recover from a challenging day at work.
Health benefits of Pine needle
*utilizing a free , wild , plant , possibly growing abundantly and very close to your home , you could produce a drink that will help to melt away stress , wrinkles , improve the looks of your skin & hair , reduce inflammation , improve lung power , detoxify the system , and improve stamina .
*Pine needles can have up to almost 300 times more vitamin C than store bought oranges.
*Filled with vitamin C
Pine needles are bursting with vitamin C, having four to five more times vitamin C than a cup of orange juice, according to Art of Manliness. Come winter, when there are no other natural sources of vitamin C around, pine needles are a great choice to help build your immune system. (This is why it saved so many sailors from scurvy.)
Although there are not many scientific studies done on the nutritional benefits of pine needles, a Korean study showed that it has healing antioxidants, reporting that pine needles may inhibit leukemia cell growth as well as protect people against DNA damage.
*May ease cold and flu symptoms
If you have a sore throat or feel a cold coming on, reach for some pine needle tea. Many indigenous cultures have used pine needles as an expectorant for coughs, as well as for relieving a congested chest, according to Daily Detox Hacks. The healing properties help eliminate bacteria by forcing mucus out and also help to clear the sinuses.
*Lots of vitamin A
Aside from being packed with vitamin C, pine needles are a good source of vitamin A. This vitamin is great for your eyesight, helps build your body’s defense system, and is important for bone health, according to Healthline. Also good for your skin, Vitamin A is used to treat acne. Having ample amounts and vitamin A and C may also result in healthy hair growth and strong nails, according to Daily Detox Hacks.
*Good to have after exercise
After a serious workout, it is recommended to sip on pine needle tea, according to Healthfully. Its antioxidants help to limit oxidative stress that is caused by exercise. A 2014 study supports this idea, recommending that athletes should incorporate this food into their nutritional regimen.
*Offers a positive sense of wellbeing
Once again, it is the large amounts of Vitamin C in pine needles that help brain health , according to Daily Detox Hacks. People who drink the tea report feeling an elevated mood and this is supported by an animal study. Pine is also known to reduce stress.