Pine needle tincture is made from the needles of pine trees. It’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which means it can help the body fight free radicals and prevent cell damage.
Pine needle tincture has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In TCM, pine needle tincture is used to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and manage pain.
The famous Greek father of medicine – Hippocrates used pine needle teas way back in 400BC for bacterial infection and to support immune function. In ancient Egypt, people would add pine needles to their cooking to kill food bacteria. In Turkish folk medicine, Pinus species have been used to treat rheumatic pain and for wound healing.
The simple addition of a pine needle tincture into your daily routine can help aid the body in cleansing many free radicals and other bacteria that can build up and produce disease.
In modern medicine, pine needle tincture is sometimes used as an astringent to help heal wounds and skin infections. It may also be used as an expectorant to help thin mucus in the lungs. Finally, pine needle essential oil has been found to kill thirteen species of airborne bacteria.
Before using any herbs, check for appropriate dosage, drug interactions, and contraindications. Information contained herein is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. Please consult your primary care physician regarding your specific health concerns.
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