Pine medicine is made from pine needles, bark, and resin/pitch. You can use it in the form of teas, salves, tinctures, poultices, steam inhalers, and topical oils. Pine needles have been used as an expectorant for coughs and to help relieve chest congestion, sore throats, depression, allergies, stimulate mental clarity, and lower high blood pressure. It may also be effective against memory impairment or amnesia as the antioxidants in pine may help repair neural connections and improve memory. Pine needles contain a compound called alpha- or beta-pinene, which is a natural decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and they are high in vitamins including vitamin C!
Fir and Spruce also contain powerful medicine and are used in much the same way.
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