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Pine Needle Tea

Botanical : Eastern White Pine ( Pinus Strobus )

Delivery: Express Post ( Australia )


NOT a Tea Drinker ?

If you are not a tea drinker or you have a fast-paced life and don’t have time for your pine needle tea or you are travelling, then Pine Needle Tincture is a convenient option . Here is the link for our Hand-made

Pine Needle Tincture ; Click Here 


Brief History

Historically, the native Americans, considered White Pine Tree the “Tree of Peace.” and used it for its medicinal benefits. It has been used by them for centuries to prevent illness and also to treat coughs and colds. The botanical name for this specific pine tree is " Pinus strobus "


Pine Needle has been used for its medicinal value by so many countries traditionaly. A common application of Pine Needle was in making  cough drops and syrups for its  ability to cleanse the lungs, improve breathing, kill bacterial infections and clear lung congestion.


It is also recorded that in folk medicine pine needles have been used for respiratory complaints in a form of herbal steam and incense to relieve asthma and bronchitis and open sinuses. Another application of pine needles was to prevent scurvy and build the immune system . 


In Traditional Chinese medicine, pine needle mainly used as an herbal expectorant and an antiseptic. It is also used for rheumatic pain and inflammation.


Australian Pines

There are so many species of pine trees scattered in Australia and it is good to be aware that some varieties are not edible as they contain toxins. serving any of these as a loose herbal tea can lead to adverse side effects. This includes, but is not limited to, the following more common pine tree species: 


  • Australian Pine.
  • Common Juniper.
  • Monterey Cypress.
  • Common Yew.
  • Norfolk Island Pine, Lodgepole or Shore
  • Ponderosa Pine (Also known as Blackjack, Western Yellow, Yellow & Bull Pine)


If you are unfamilier with these species then best will be stay away from foraging your pine needle herbal tea and buy the ones that has been safely sourced by professionals.


Safety & Caution:

When looking at using a new herb or herbal tea, always test a small sample first, looking for any adverse body reactions before starting in quantity.

Pine needle is NOT recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Fresh Pine Needle Storage:

Please keep your fresh pine needles in your fridge as they are freshly harvested and not fully dried.


More Info

For traditional use of Pinus radiata please click here &  here 

For article on Pine needle tea please click here

For our product disclaimer please click here

Pine Needle Tea

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