Spruce leaves are a year-round delight

and the forest trails are indeed not only invigorating to the mind, but also ready to be lined with a variety of coniferous trees. In fact, few people know that a walk is good for the body as well as the mind, thanks to the spruce leaves. If you pick a few twigs along the way, you can bring back great wealth without harming the tree. It is good for coughs, muscle aches, and joint pains . It can be picked even in winter when other herbs are resting on frozen ground or under snow.
It is somewhat less vitamin-rich čajthan spring twigs
, but still hides ample
amounts of vitamin C and essential oils

Spruce is not just a coniferous tree
. In the Chinese medicine industry, it ranks quite high
on the list of medicinal plants [27], but only because of its particularly high content [28] of turpentine essential oil [29] The latter [30] helps to relax phlegm and circulate the body [31]. It relaxes the airways wonderfully and also promotes expectoration. In addition, it also has antibacterial properties, making it ideal for treating colds. [33] It is effective not only for the aforementioned coughs, rhinitis, and bronchitis, but also for sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infections. It is also suitable for asthmatics.

Makes a wonderful tea

Spruce tea is not the only delicacy that can be made from pine needles. Pine needle tea is a common drink, but it can also be used as an effective gargle for sore throats, gingivitis, and mouth ulcers.


Go ahead. [You can infusethis water for 15 minutes to release it all into the water. Then strain it and sweeten it with honey. [Lemon and honey may also be added. This drink can also be taken to boost the overall immune system. Best of all, this tea or gargle can be brewed year round.