Wild Teas you Should Know About

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The drink which provides you with vital hydration in any climate or situation. Survivalists should pack their bug out bugs with wild teas to use when out in the wilderness

Pine Needle Tea (Pinus spp.)

This tea contains Vitamin C . All you do is chop up a tablespoon of needles, and soak them in scalding hot water for 10 minutes. Do not consume pine needle tea if you are pregnant, as it may cause premature birth.

Mint Tea

Mint tea is perfect for indigestion, colic, and for hangovers. Mint tea can be drunk cold as well. Mint is also used in aromatherapy to allegedly improve your concentration and diminish depression.

Black Willow Tea

The black willow, has been used since 400 B.C. to treat inflammation and pain. Black willow bark contains salicin, a predecessor to aspirin. It was once common for people to chew directly on the shaved bark for pain and fever relief, but a better effect is gained through the tea. Steep a tablespoon of twig bark shavings in a cup of water for 15 minutes, and drink until your headache is gone. Not all willows can be used in the same ways, so consult a local plant expert to find out what your local willows can provide.

Slippery Elm Tea

These ark shavings of twigs from slippery elm can help cure your cough. The natural mucilage in the slimy bark will coat and relax your dry cough, and it is much safer than other natural cough remedies .

If you’re not sure about all these wild teas, take a respectable field guide with you, and use it.

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