Recipes for Comfort & Joy: The Healing Powers of Conifers

Gather Victoria


When the days darken, cold winds blow, and the damp settles into our lungs and bones, we can turn to our ancient plant allies, the evergreen and ever vital, conifers. Towering over the forest canopy, their top branches are always nourished by the sun but their roots extend deeply into the earth. And when winter makes extra demands on our reserves of energy, endurance and warmth, we can count on their grounding and revitalizing energy for support.


In this post, we’ll be exploring the many ways (from foods, teas, oils and salves) conifers can work to nurture your body and uplift your spirits in the season you need it most. (Be sure to explore the links for simple DIY tips to make these evergreen treats at home). 

The healing powers of pine, spruce and fir lie largely in their volatile oils. Found in needles, bark, sap and resin, their…

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