December 2018- The Cone Bearers
This 5 page newsletter discusses all the wonderful gifts that the conifers have to offer us.
Human relationships with conifers developed early and deeply, and many different cultures around the world
rely upon them. In addition to industrial uses (many of which are unsustainable), they provide shelter,
clothing, food and medicine. They are also important plants for ceremony and ritual.
Medicinally, coniferous evergreens have long been used to treat a variety of internal and external ailments.
They are rich in vitamins, minerals, volatile oils and oleoresins, which bestow their healing properties on
those who know how to work with them to stimulate the immune system, regulate hormones, aid the
respiratory system, heal wounds, resolve infections and increase circulation to tissues and joints.