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  • Writer's pictureColleen Zorbas

Tree Medicine

Here is a short video that my daughter, Callista made for me! In this short Moon Garden video we will talk about the beautiful White Pine <3 White pine needle tea is very high in vitamin C & A, this majestic tree helped keep the early settlers alive through their first winter in America, and to this day, is regularly used by natives, hunters, herbalists, and explorers in nearly every region around the globe.

The amount of vitamin C in pine needle tea is reported to be five times the amount found in a lemon,( which is 83.2 mg, according to NutritionData web site.) That means a cup of pine needles would yield more than 400 mg per cup of brew. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and an immune system booster. It also improves cardiovascular system functions, improves skin and eye health, which alone accounts for many of the positive results from using the tea, such as a cure for scurvy.

Pine needle tea is also high in fat-soluble vitamin A, an antioxidant beta-carotene, which is needed for healthy vision (especially in low light situations), skin and hair regeneration, and red blood cell production! The vitamin A explains a few more of the nutrition and health claims, but certainly not all of them. There is more to the tea than just vitamins A and C. There are many components to consider with indulging in a cup of pine needle tea! Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe to Moon Garden's Youtube channel for more videos!

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