Working with Pine Bark
The pine bark that is common in the herb trade is actually a hemlock, Tsuga canadensis. It is aromatic, resinous, and astringent and is used in teas to help relieve symptoms of bladder infections, colitis with diarrhea, and to help sweat out a cold caused by exposure to damp and cold weather. As a gargle or mouthwash, it is useful to help reduce symptoms such as gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and laryngitis. The tea has a piney, resinous flavor and helps to cut phlegm and increase local circulation to speed healing.
This herb has a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Pine Bark
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