I love self sustainability and as many of you know, we broke up with big pharma and merck in this family. We no longer take drugs (sorcery according to Revelations) of any kind (yes, that includes vaccines) and we’re strictly living off of what God has placed here as medicine (Ezekiel & Revelations) and letting our bodies do what God has created them to do. Isn’t it cray how rebellious that sounds when God is the originator of all and His works and creations have been placed as second best to man’s? Not shocking, but sad right.
As I began to research things for flu and colds I ran across pine needle cough syrup and after making it myself and seeing it work, I wanted to share it with you all! Here are a few facts about pine needles:
- Rich in vitamin c, so much so they contain 5 times the amount of a lemon bringing relief to but not only heart disease, varicose veins, skin issues, and fatigue
- Contain antioxidants that reduce free radicals and, which are harmful to us and can cause disease
- Contain high levels of vitamin a, which is great for eye sight, improving hair and skin regeneration, and improves red blood cell production
- Can be used as an expectorant for coughs and helps to relieve chest congestion and sore throats.
- Aid in high blood pressure, obesity, and allergies
When foraging for pine needles to make the cough syrup be sure to check for poisonous varieties. I’ve also read that you should avoid the ponderosa pine if you are pregnant.
- 2 handfuls of pine needles
- enough water to cover the needles well
- add honey to taste (try to get local honey)
- Add pine needles and water to a pot, bring to boil.
- Boil needles until they’ve turned brown.
- Drain tea off of needles
- Add honey and bring back to boil
- After you’ve reached your preferred consistency place mixture in resealable glass jar
Dosage: 1 or 2 tblspoons depending on severity.
Refrigerate between uses.
You can also do this to yield a tea, just follow steps 1-3 and then add a little honey to sweeten and then, BAM, tea.
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Other Uses of Pine Needles:
- Like the scent of Pinesol? Add pine needles and your white, cleaning vinegar in to a mason jar to infuse the smell of fresh pine and as a natural way to avoid pinesol and all its nasties.
- You can Infuse apple cider vinegar with pine needles for six weeks and preserve all the nutrients from the pine needles for a homemade vinegar that’s said to taste like balsamic vinegar
- Pine needles have pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties. They also have antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiseptic properties that can be utilized with the creation of a salve.
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