AUGUST 8, 2018 – PINE

We all associate pine with Christmas and the holiday season. For the American Indians, it was more than that. Many medicinal remedies were made from pine, including chewing gum for sore throats, a paste for headaches, and the bark was used for wounds. 

Even salves were used to treat sore muscles and pains, soothe aching joints, and a form of aromatherapy inhaling pine needles.

Pine needles have been to treat upper respiratory conditions. When reviewing Pine, I was amazed at the 90 different varieties of pine needles.

I am clearly not literate in the many trees I see every day. There are many books I have to read. I started with the The Sacred Language of Trees by A T Mann. 

Until tomorrow...