The Amazing Health Benefits of Pine Tea
That's right, the very tree you choose every year to bring merriment and joy to your families and homes are actually benefical to your health!
Christmas tree's are generally types of pines, spruces, or firs. The pine tree is mostly used up North, native to Virgina, as a Christmas tree, but what you may not know is that the actually pine needles can be made into a purifying tea.
Pine needles are rich in antioxidants that help to fight off cancer and other illness. They're high in vitamin C, as well as potassium, and even proteins like riboflavin. Unlike most plant foods, the nutrients in pine needles are amplified with heat, so boiling the needles into a tea creates the most potent detox drink.
Pine also contains vitamin A and carotene, so while the tea works to detox the internal body and keep your immune system strong, it also helps to improve the health of skin!
Try adding honey to your detox Christmas tea if the flavor isn't to your liking. The honey helps to add sweetness as well as more soothing health benefits as it is also rich in antioxdiants.
So after your Christmas celebrations, try some pine needle detox tea to help cleanse the body after rich holidays meals, and have a happy healthy Christmas!