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Pine Needle Drops ( Tincture) 

Freshly made in Australia  


What is a Tincture?


Tincture is simply an extract and its made by steeping an herb in alcohol to extract the medicinal properties of the herb. The alcohol takes on the flavour and the and medicinal properties of the herb and preserves them. Some people call tincture, “  liquid herb and some call it drops “.


What are the benefits of Tinctures?


Convenient. Tinctures are easy to store, easy to take along with you, and easy to ingest. A few drops of a tincture in a glass of water or fruit juice, or just on the tongue, that’s all it takes!


Potency. Tinctures are easily assimilated by the body and provide a stronger concentration of medicinal properties than dried herbs.


Long lasting. Tinctures have a much longer shelf life than fresh or dried herbs and can last for 5 years or longer and they don’t require refrigeration.


Balancing.  Some herbs are very bitter or bad-tasting. Tinctures can be diluted in water, tea or fruit juice to allay the bad taste, giving you the benefit of the medicinal value without the acridity.


Pine Needle Tincture:

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 .


Brief History of Pine Needle

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 herbal suppliment 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.


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 Drops

  • Orders received before 12:00PM will be shipped out same day.

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