Fir Needle oil and especially its needles are counted among those essential oils that are illustrious in the field of doing medical magic and have done good for myriad of people who have been desperately in need of help…
Properly known as abies alba, fir needle is an essential oil that is harvested for use in various herbal remedies. The oil is generally clear with a slight hint of yellow, and is characterized by a thin texture, not unlike that of baby oil. Not intended for use internally, fir needle can he helpful as an ingredient in a poultice or as an herbal rub to aid in easing the symptoms of several different ailments.
In most cases, fir needle oil is extracted using a process known as steam distillation. This approach makes it possible to separate the oil from the plant without a great deal of residue. Doing so helps to preserve the natural aroma of the oil itself, which can be described as an earthy but fresh scent that has a touch of sweetness.
As an herbal remedy, fir needle oil can be used as a topical rub to help ease the pain of overworked muscles. The thin texture of the oil makes the application easier, as well as aiding in the absorption process. The properties of the fir needle oil seep into the muscles, helping them to relax and minimizing the chances for cramping. Some people report that this natural alternative to over the counter muscle rubs works just a well, and has a far more pleasant odor.
Fir oil, Abies siberica, blends well with the following essential oils: pine, oakmoss, cedarwood, galbanum, benzoin, lavender, lavandin, and rosemary.
Fir Oil Cautions are not much, but then I’ll put them before you…
- Avoid use in the sun
- Liquid may cause irritation to the eye
Fir Needle Oil Properties – Antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, tonic.
Beneficial for acute chronic bronchitis, chills, coughs, sinusitis, arthritis, muscular aches and pain, rheumatism, colds, fever, and flu. It is grounding, immune stimulating, antiseptic, anti-catarrhal, and anti-arthritic.Benefits the nervous system, for debility, asthenia tension, stress, and a sedative, yet elevating to the mind. Aromatic influences: may fight airborne germs and bacteria.
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