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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)
  • Water
  • Honey or sugar (optional)


  1. Rinse the fir needles and remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Measure out 1-2 handfuls of fir needles and place them in a pot.
  3. Add enough water to the pot to cover the needles, about 2 cups per handful.
  4. Boil the needles and water for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Strain the liquid into a cup and add honey or sugar to taste, if desired.
  6. 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