Wildharvested Eastern White Pine Needle ..... WE ARE NOT restocking the tea format any longer. ORDER OUR Pine Needle Tincture - which is more concentrated + more forest feasible
- Pine Needle Tincture - Eastern White Pine ....... from The Stillroom Shoppe
Pine Needle Tincture / Extract OFFERS the identical benefits as the tea.
- Vitamin C packed ancient tree medicine.. This is an outstanding aromatic nutritious source of extreme levels of vitamin C ~ containing more than 5X vitamin C than lemon by weight, & high levels of vitamin A + + other antioxidants. Folklore has it that 1 cup of Pine Needle Tea has the equivalency of 4 to 6 oranges. It is an aromatic cheery uplifting tea with lemon & almost mandarin notes ~ a mild cheerful surprisingly light mellow cup of tea.... 2 steeps can be made from 1 mug serving -
~ PLEASE NOTE we ship within Canada ONLY~
First Nations prized this herb (Pinus strobus) & regularly consumed this tea, especially as a source of winter vitamin tonic tea to remain immune strong all winter season when fruits/berries were unavailable. Excellent during times of sinus congestion or respiration congestion.. soothing, uplifting & comforting, a bright cup of Pine needle Tea. Forest in your cup ~
The original source of SURAMIN - an essential plant medicine/compound sourced from Eastern White Pine Trees & once available in all Apothecaries and then Pharmacies- for it's anti microbial, anti -viral health benefits.. White Pine tree medicine is RICH in tree terpenes and phenols which have been proven to improve brain health, viscosity of the blood, cholesterol, and offers respiratory and anti inflammatory benefits.
Structural basis for inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA polymerase by Suramin - https://go.nature.com/2QsxvPM - "Suramin blocks viral replication in Vero E6 cells, although the reasons underlying this effect are likely various. Our results provide a structural mechanism for a nonnucleotide inhibitor of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp."
Early colonists to Canada were affected by scurvy and the antidote was from First Nations Peoples who taught our ancestors to drink White Pine tea daily. It reversed the effects of the Vitamin C deficiency they were suffering from - a lack of Vitamin C - initiated by the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables on the several months oversea journey to our continent - from England - it is where the name limey came form.
This Tea was a staple amongst early settlers to this region in Ontario.
Pine Needle and any conifer tree tea / extract is NOT suited during pregnancy or while breastfeeding as it reduces lacatation production in nursing mothers & IT is to be avoided during pregnancy as may cause mscarriage - there are studies indicating this - hence the caution.
80 g per bag ~ Fresh Wildcrafted Eastern White Pine Needle Harvested from our Farm Forests and Field Trees - Wild & Fresh
(Pinus strobus. L. Pinus strobus) - Cut and sifted
32 servings per bag + with 2 steeps per mug serving = approx. 60 mugs per bag
Wildcrafted Ontario hand harvested premium quality Eastern White Pine Needle cut and sifted for ease of use.
NOW AVAILABLE! - Pine Needle TINCTURE - more info here - https://bit.ly/3zqVv7o
You can read more about the history of SURAMIN - the active component of White Pine here - Link - https://archives.simplelists.com/nfu/msg/16539359/
Antioxidant activity and analysis of proanthocyanidins from pine (Pinus densiflora) needles - RESEARCH - PROOF & FACT CHECKED ---
Centuries of Use by First Nations - Healing Tonic https://goo.gl/0mA5gT
Nutrition Facts 'Pine" : https://goo.gl/DVjeqN
White Pine Herb Info : https://goo.gl/9iUMW4
Antioxidant activity and analysis of proanthocyanidins from pine (Pinus densiflora) needles - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180677/?fbclid=IwAR2WCeyxElX6Knp2JJzFQCFyMG0In8X4SRX3hFl4_XtafEpWRdukEjzkj7A
NOT AVAILABLE - Pine Needle Tea - Eastern White Pine
Structural basis for inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA polymerase by Suramin - "Here we report that suramin, a 100-year-old drug, is a potent inhibitor of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) and acts by blocking the binding of RNA to the enzyme. In biochemical assays, suramin and its derivatives are at least 20-fold more potent than remdesivir, the currently approved nucleotide drug for treatment of COVID-19." ....
Suramin is a multifunctional molecule originally isolated and derived from Eastern White Pine needle where it is highest in concentrations & can be found in lesser quantities in other conifer tree needles as well - Suramin has been available to the medical profession for almost 100 years as an essential medicine derived originally from White Pine needle.
"100 Years of Suramin" - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7038244/
There are many known benefits that Eastern White Pine Needle tea and the tea made from other conifers share, which include:
Relieves nervous exhaustion and fatigue
Relieves sore muscles
Antioxidant activity and analysis of proanthocyanidins from pine (Pinus densiflora) needles - RESEARCH - PROOF & FACT CHECKED Link - - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180677/
Pine Needle and any conifer tree tea is NOT suited during pregnancy or while breastfeeding as it reduces lacatation production in nursing mothers & IT is to be avoided during pregnancy as may cause mscarriage - there are studies indicating this -hence the caution.
Back Story on Ontario White Pine (Pinus strobus L.)
"At Stadaconna, now Quebec City, Canada, Cartier's crew was cured from scurvy by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) obtained as a decoction from the Iroquois First Nation Peoples. It was prepared by boiling winter leaves/needles and the bark from an evergreen tree. The tree, identified as "Annedda", became known as the "tree of life" or "arbre de vie" because of its remarkable curative effects. Identified as: Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.)
"The candidate 'tree of life' aka Eastern White Pine is a rich nutritional source of arginine, proline and other amino acids. Their physiological fluids and proteins contain amino acids which are essential in the human diet because the body does not synthesize them (viz., phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine). Arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamine, histidine, proline, serine and tyrosine are conditionally essential, meaning they are not normally required in the diet, but must be supplied to specific populations that do not synthesize these amino acids in adequate amounts. Today, these amino acids are used as nutritional support for the recovery of critically ill patients. In the recovery from scurvy they would help to promote vitamin C-dependent collagen biosynthesis, promote wound healing, reduce susceptibility to sepsis, and contribute to recovery from illness".
SURAMIN, THE FRUIT OF EARLY MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY:
Suramin is a derivative of the oils in White Pine needles.
"Suramin further decreases the activities of a large number of enzymes involved in DNA and RNA synthesis and modification: DNA polymerases (103, 104), RNA polymerases (103, 105, 106), reverse transcriptase (18, 103), telomerase (67), and enzymes involved in winding/ unwinding of DNA (107, 108) are inhibited by suramin, as well as histone- and chromatin-modifying enzymes like chromobox proteins (109), methyltransferases (110), and sirtuin histone deacetylases (111)
This is medical-speak for inhibiting the inappropriate replication and modification of RNA and DNA.
"The whole herbal source (needles) is superior to the single compound extract (Suramin) – because the needles possess a full complement of phytonutrients providing numerous additional benefits that the extract is incapable of."
Now, here is the direct connection between Suramin and White Pine Needle Tea:
"The compound Suramin was first isolated in 1837 through a distillation of pine needles by the Polish chemist Filip Walter.
"Pine needle tea or extract/tincture provides a superior, benefit, due in part to the fact that it is a direct mild extract of the whole herb leaving many of its properties still intact that might be destroyed by excessive heat during distillation and further dissection of its many nutrient components."
The Stillroom Shoppe White Pine Needle Tea is a mild cheerful surprisingly light mellow cup of tea.... 2 steeps can be made from 1 mug serving - the second steeping of this tea can be given to children ages 2+ in years ~ as a small mug serving daily - 2 ounces (60 mls) sweetened with Maple syrup or as desired if needed -
First Nations Peoples have used Eastern White Pine Needle tea for centuries, especially in the north. Beneficial all year round, it was prized most during the winter to prevent illness and provide nourishment. When white settlers came to the continent they often suffered from scurvy—a disease resulting from vitamin C deficiency—until the natives introduced them to White Pine Needle tea. White Pine Pine needles contain several times more vitamin C than fresh orange juice- Other health benefits of pine needle tea are reputed to include:
- Vitamin C
- The Original Source of Suramin
- Vitamin A
- Relief for symptoms of colds
- Relief from infections
- Use as an antiseptic when chilled
- Improvement for fatigue
- Mental clarity
There is a Cautionary NOTE HERE for those thinking of harvesting Conifer needles themselves - YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY INDENTIFY the species of tree you are considering -
There are several Conifers / Pines - NOT SUITABLE - NOT Suitable for Ingestion - For Anyone --- Depending on where you live ----
- Ponderosa Pine; also known as Blackjack, Western Yellow, Yellow, and Bull Pine. This pine containsisocupressic acid, which is known to cause abortions in cattle. It is feared the same could happen in humans, so pregnant women and those who might be pregnant are often advised not to consume pine needle tea, even though not all species have this acid. Others that do contain it are:
- Lodgepole Pine, or Shore Pine;isocupressic acid
- Common Juniper;isocupressic acid
- Monterey Cypress,or Macrocarpa;isocupressic acid
- Common Yew;another evergreen, all parts of this tree containanilineandtaxane, both toxic substances that can cause abdominal cramps, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, and in extreme cases death.Taxaneis used in chemotherapy.
- Norfolk Pine,or Australian Pine; known to be poisonous to house pets.