Pine Syrup is often used in tea for its anti-inflammatory benefits. But that’s not all what it is good for!
The fresh pine needles have a whole host of health benefits, from treating pulmonary illnesses: bronchitis, tracheitis, asthma to antibacterial qualities that can combat Candida.
Pine fresh needle syrup stimulates digestion, nervous exhaustion, and strengthens the immune system.
It is an effective remedy for combating cold and flu symptoms, as well as other respiratory illnesses: pharyngitis, colds, sinusitis. Besides the syrup, the buds can be used for infusions.
Vapors from the boiling hot buds can stop the evolution of colds, unclog the airways, stimulates mucus in sinusitis, revitalize the skin.
The extract of pine bud is also recommended in anemia, demineralization in children and adolescents, decalcification – mineral deficiency in adults, bone growth in children, osteoporosis, spasmophilia, dental caries, periodontitis.
In the case of adults and children over seven years, take 1-2 teaspoons of syrup extract diluted with water, once per day.
For fractures take 1 teaspoon each, diluted in water, three times per day. The dose for children under 7 years should be halved.
The treatment with an extract of pine buds should be long for visible results. Use this syrup as a sweetener in tea, hot water, mineral water, it has a special flavor. The uses for this syrup are endless, and the health benefits are very real.
So now is the time to harvest the pine needles (buds) and prepare the syrup.
Pine Syrup RecipeIngredients:
- 2 pounds (1 kilogram) fresh pine needles 0,78 – 2 inches long (2-5cm)
- 2 liter of water (67.62 Oz)
- 1 lemon
- 2 lb (1 kilogram) of sugar
Pine Syrup Preparation:
Wash well the buds with cold water. Then place them in a large pot and pour the cold water over. Let it soak for 24 hours. Boil the water and pine needles for 1 hour, or until the water changes color and the needles have browned. Strain the needles from the boiling water. Add the sugar and the lemon juice; boil on a medium heat until the mixture have created a syrupy consistency.
The pot, where you are going to cook the syrup, should be greater in volume (juice will make foam). After introducing the sugar, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, then put the mixture to boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. If it makes more foam, mix continuously until it disappears from the surface. Pour the hot syrup in brown bottles. The bottles must be placed on a metallic tray, otherwise the bottles will break. Then put the bottles in the oven for 15-20 minutes on low heat. Then let them cool in the oven. When bottles are cold put them in a cool place or in the refrigerator.
Enjoy drinking Pine Syrup!