The Powerful Properties of Pine Trees (and other Extraordinary Evergreens) Pine Oil: Health Benefits & Side Effects. There may be a good reason why many common household cleaners claim to “smell like pine.”
This connection to pine oil and good health is as old as the hills, and its related to the germ-fighting, disinfectant properties of the oil. In fact, it was greatly revered by the father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, who noted its strong healing effect on the human respiratory system. Similarly, the Native Americans used pine needles in bedding to prevent bedbugs and lice. Pine oil, obtained by extracting essential oils from the needles of pine trees, is a strong therapeutic aid. Similar to tea tree and eucalyptus oil, extracts of pine are powerful agents against harmful organisms of all types, making it a great oil to have in your medicine chest and cleaning cupboard.
The Amazing All-Purpose Pine Needle Tea. By Bev Walker (Sundownr)January 26, 2014 (Editor's Note: This article was originally published on February 25, 2011.
Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to promptly respond to new questions or comments.) I learned about pine needle tea a few months ago from a friend who claimed the tea helped him recuperate from a serious illness. Pine Needle Juice. Yeah.
Pine needle juice. And with a little rye whisky… a pine sap-arac. On our recent U.S. National Forest expedition, Hot Knives broke a Golden Rule of camping and broke off a piece of nature to take with us.