Here’s a simple recipe for a syrup that can be added to tea and other hot beverages or drunk on it’s own, to help ease lung inflammation and sooth symptoms associated with bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory ailments.
Pine needle syrup has a fresh, minty taste, and more importantly is all-natural and easy to make at home.
Try this remedy the next time you find yourself coughing; pine needles have many health benefits, so why not make them work for you?
You’ll have no trouble preparing this basic recipe, and the effects are well worth it.
Pine Needle Syrup Recipe
- 1/4 cup foraged pine needles
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup cane sugar or raw honey
- Boil the water and pine needles for 7-10 minutes, or until the water changes color and the needles have browned
- Strain the needles from the boiling water.
- Combine honey and pine water in the same saucepan.
- Slowly bring to a boil until the honey and pine water have created a syrupy consistency.
- Pour into a pint jar and let cool.
- Refrigerate in between uses.
Why It Works
Pine needles are often used in tea for their anti-inflammatory benefits. But that’s not all they’re good for!
Honey is also known for it’s throat-soothing qualities, and is widely used as an effective cough suppressant.
Combining the anti-inflammatory properties of pine needles with the cough suppressant abilities of honey makes an effective remedy for combating cold and flu symptoms, as well as other respiratory illnesses.
It’s just that simple!
Use this syrup in tea, hot water, or use it when using the steam remedy for clearing your sinuses and lungs. The uses for this syrup are endless, and the health benefits are very real. So next time you’re struggling with a cough, use this simple home remedy instead of turning to expensive cough syrups.