Now I was very curious since big tech is suppressing this medicine. Humans have been drinking pine needle tea for centuries. Sailors drank it to fight off scurvy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Suramin has also been used as a treatment for potentially deadly African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. It is even known to greatly improve the lives of children with autism.
The typical Christmas tree (Araucaria heterophylla) is not a pine tree. It looks like a pine, but the needles are toxic. Yew pines (Podocarpus macrophyllus), ponderosas (Pinus ponderosa), and balsam fir trees (Abies balsamea) are also toxic. Eastern white pines, red pines, and noble firs are what you want.
Tamiflu, a prescription flu drug, is made from shikimic acid. But several reports say that the Swiss pharmaceutical company that makes the drug, Roche, gets its shikimic acid from the Chinese star anise plant.
When I ventured out to find pine trees for their needles, I kept in mind that the desirable trees have five needles per bundle or clump (fascicle). That is the easiest way to identify white pines (aka Pinus strobus).Editorial: my story of potential exposure to spike proteins via shedding from “vaccinated” people, and the potential suramin, shikimic acid, pine needle tea cure and prophylaxis – The COVID Blog