Fir Needle essential oil, the name alone can never press anyone to think about how essential this very unusual named oil can be…But when people do get to know about this oil they are undoubtedly as amazed I was when I first got to know about it.
Firs (Abies) are a genus of between 45-55 species of evergreen conifers in the family Pinaceae. All are trees, reaching heights of 10-80 m (30-260 ft) tall and trunk diameters of 0.5-4 m (2-12 ft) when mature. Firs can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by their needle-like leaves, attached to the twig by a base that resembles a small suction cup; and by erect, cylindrical cones 5-25 cm (2-10 in) long that disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds.
Identification of the species is based on the size and arrangement of the leaves, the size and shape of the cones, and whether the bract scales of the cones are long and exserted, or short and hidden inside the cone. They are most closely related to the cedars (Cedrus). Firs are found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range.
Uses – Fir Needle essential oil, Abies siberica, is steam distilled from the needles of the Fir tree, it has a fresh, soft balsamic and invigorating forest like scent – the scent of an Evergreen forest. Fir Needle soothes muscle and rheumatic pain and increases poor circulation when used in massage oils, linements or baths. Use in salve or other skin preparation as an antiseptic for skin infection. Do not use on deep or puncture type wounds. Fir is good to treat asthma, but only use in between attacks as a preventative.
Fir needle essential oil is beneficial for acute chronic –
- Muscular aches and pain
Fir needle essential oil is grounding, immune stimulating, antiseptic, anti-catarrhal, and anti-arthritic. Fir needle essential oil benefits the nervous system, for debility, asthenia tension, stress, and a sedative, yet elevating to the mind.
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