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Siberian Fir
SCIENTIFIC NAME

Abies sibirica

BIOTANICAL FAMILY

Pinaceae

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

Siberia, France

PLANT PART

Cones, needles

NOTE

Top-Middle

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distilled

AROMA

Strong piny-forest scent with balsamic-fruity undertones.

GC/MS REPORT

Monoterpenes and Esters: α-pinene (23%); camphene (10%); Bornyl acetate (30%)

NOTES ON CHEMICAL COMPONENTS

α-pinene's known therapeutic properties include: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antinociceptive, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anxiolytic, and gastroprotective. Camphene's known therapeutic properties include: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, and mucolytic. Bornyl acetate's known therapeutic properties include: analgesic, anti-inflammtory, antioxidant, and sedative.

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Respiratory system - helps relieve colds, sinus and overall respiratory issues. Musculoskeletal system - helps relieve muscolar and joint aches, pains, and tension, including chronic arthritis and rheumatism. Nervous system - considered a pituary-adrenal restorative, it is recommended for low stamina, exhaustion, debility, and depression.

EMOTIONAL/ENERGETIC QUALITIES

Promotes motivation and self-confidence; helps to persevere in the face of life's challenges; emotionally revitalizing.

ADMINISTRATION METHOD

Bath, topical application (diluted), and inhalation

ETNOBOTANY LORE AND ANCIENT PARTICLES

The species is native to China, Khazakstan, and Russia, thrives in a cold boreal climateS and moist soils at elevations between 1900-2400 meters. Siberian Fir oil is considered one of the most popular fir needle oils in Europe and USA. In traditional herbal medicine, it was inhaled to treat colds or applied topically to treat rheumatism and neuralgic pain. https://conifersociety.org/conifers/abies-sibirica

SAFETY

Overall safe and non-toxic, however skin sensitization may occur if the oil is oxidized.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist for specific medical advice.

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