Super Easy Pine Needle Cough Syrup


The Pine tree is a survivalists friend.

Did you know you could live entirely off of it?

 The needles contain a natural & high source of vitamin c along with their familiar ability to ease lung inflammation and sooth symptoms associated with bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory ailments.

Pine nuts, pine pollen, and the bark can all be used in desperate times or if you are a wild forager.  

The eastern white pine and balsam fir needles are most commonly used for tea or syrup.  

^* Please NOTE *^ 
Stay away from pines that aren't really pines. These include Yew pine (Podocarpus macrophylla) and Norfolk Island pine (Araucana heterophylla).  >And stay away from the highly toxic yew (genus Taxus).<

Golden Rule
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 100% IDENTIFIED WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIGEST.   

Now that you have found Slippery Elm, Black Birch, Yellow Birch, Red Spruce, Black Spruce, Balsam Fir, Tamarack, White Pine etc.

Lets move on to making your cough syrup.  

Collect 1 cup of fresh pine needles.

Bring 1 1/4 cup of distilled water to a boil.

Pour the water over the pine needles in a mason jar.  Cover it.  Let it steep until the water has cooled to room temperature.

Strain out the needles.

Stir in 1/2 cup of raw honey.

Mix well until incorporated.

Store the syrup in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2-4 weeks.  

You can consume this by the spoonful like any cough syrup or add it to your cup of tea.

If you would like to extend the life of it, simply freeze it in baggies or an ice cube tray.  Then you can take one out of the freezer and let it thaw whenever you would like to use it.  

There you have it another wildly wonderful medicine brought to you by a tree, from our loving Creator.  
♡。゚.(*♡´◡` 人´◡` ♡*)゚♡ °・

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