Douglas fir and Grand fir Tea
- Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) or Grand fir (Abies grandis) needles (from a tree you are sure has not been sprayed with pesticides)
- Honey or sugar (optional)
- Rinse the fir needles and remove any dirt or debris.
- Measure out 1-2 handfuls of fir needles and place them in a pot.
- Add enough water to the pot to cover the needles, about 2 cups per handful.
- Boil the needles and water for 5-10 minutes.
- Strain the liquid into a cup and add honey or sugar to taste, if desired.
- Enjoy the tea while it is still warm.
Note: It is advised to consult a medical professional before drinking coniferous tisane, as it may have potential interactions with other substances.
Tonic and diuretic properties