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Pine

 Pine trees have been a source of medicine throughout the northern hemisphere. Make a refreshing, simple pine needle tea for coughs. The inner bark and pine sap or pitch can also be used when stronger medicine is needed. Pine is also useful for tiredness where the adrenals are exhausted.

 

Pine sap is a useful antiseptic to aid healing of wounds and help eliminate foreign objects from wounds. Modern research has show that the oligomeric proanthocyanidins found in pineslow the accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries and reduce risk of heart disease, while protecting collagen against cell damage.