Feeling as rough as a Blackpool donkey? I have been and I was looking for a lift to cure my ills. A little research led to pine trees, it turns out they have other uses other than just decorative. A pine is almost a whole medicine chest in a tree!
Ideally your pine needles should be young and green, but this is not essential. When picking make sure you know your picking from a pine tree, and ideally don’t choose one from the roadside. They are easy to identify, you may even have one in your garden.
Grab a couple of handfuls of needles and chop them up. Add them to a mug, pour on fresh boiled water and allow to steep for 5 – 10 mins, strain if you wish. Add a teaspoon of honey, manuka would be be best, then let it soothe your ills.