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Floyd
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PostSubject: Pine Tree needles and Vitaimin C   Fri May 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Where I grew uo we had zillions of pine trees on the dune laden coast. Little did I know then, is that pine needles contain 5 times the ammount of Vit C than that which is found in lemons.

You can make tea from these things for a big Vit C injection. Not tried it myself but will give it a go when up that way next!

A handful of pine needles, or 1/4 cup fresh
chopped needles steeped in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes provide 100% of
the U.S.R.D.A. of vitamin C. Pine soup (or tea) tastes like the pine forest
smells, or add a squeeze of lemon and a little honey to liven it up a bit.



REF
http://www.textfiles.com/survival/pinesoup.txt
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PostSubject: Re: Pine Tree needles and Vitaimin C   Thu May 19, 2011 12:50 am

This is so correct, Floyd!

Here, folks go out in the spring to collect the new shoots (needles) even from Albies alba (white fir) to make a kind of jelly to be used as a remedy for flu, colds and respiratory ailments.
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PostSubject: Re: Pine Tree needles and Vitaimin C   Thu May 19, 2011 1:07 am

MorningSong wrote:
This is so correct, Floyd!

Here, folks go out in the spring to collect the new shoots (needles) even from Albies alba (white fir) to make a kind of jelly to be used as a remedy for flu, colds and respiratory ailments.

Pine needle jelly...yum yum
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