The needles of pine trees, notably the Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), are steeped in hot water to make pine needle tea. It can be purchased commercially or created at home using foraged pine needles. While various claims have been made about the health advantages of drinking pine needle tea, additional research is needed.
For thousands of years, indigenous civilizations have considered pine needle tea a vital medical aid. While the official study on the subject is lacking, anecdotal evidence of its advantages is unmistakable.