Spruce essential oil – Picea abies is obtained through steam distillation from needles and European spruce-Picea abies (L.) Karst., synonym: Picea excelsa Lam. Link. (family pine – Pinaceae).
Distribution of the plant
across Europe to Siberia, where it is replaced by Siberian spruce.
Spruce essential oil properties
Colorless or light yellow liquid with a pleasant resinous-bitterish coniferous smell reminiscent of silver fir oil.
The main components of the spruce essential oil
α- and β-pinene, camphene, fellandren, limonene, camphor, borneol, bornylacetate, cadinene, santen.
Spruce essential oil uses
Anti-inflammatory, expectorant, soothing, adaptogenic, choleretic, diuretic, anti-edematous, wound-healing, lipotropic, strong bactericidal (especially against staphylococci), anticancerous, antiviral, antiseptic, powerful antioxidant. Increases the indices of nonspecific protection, stimulates immunological reactivity. Increasing the body’s resistance, contributes to the rapid recovery of health after serious illnesses.
Removes inflammatory processes in the respiratory and excretory organs. Eliminates congestion in diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Eliminates inflammation of the bladder and ureters (cystitis, urethritis). Improves myocardial conductivity and the functional state of the entire cardiovascular system.
Increases mental and physical performance. It balances the emotional state: relieves tension, nervousness, restores emotional balance.
Good anti-traumatic remedy: quickly restores tissue with bruises, bruises, abrasions, wounds. Rejuvenates the skin, supports its protective functions, reduces sweating, eliminates pustular rash. Prevents hair loss and dandruff. Magnificent oil for saunas and baths.
Spruce oil benefits
Acute lingering pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, secondary immunodeficiency, cholecystitis, high meteodependence, desynchronosis, reaction to magnetic disturbances and change of residence with a different climate, decreased mental and physical performance, prevention of acute respiratory disease and influenza, elderly age, cardiac arrhythmia, vegetation vascular dystonia, irritability, neurosis, stress, nervous overwork, eczema, dermatoses, bruises, abrasions, wounds, bruises, burns, pustules, hair loss, dandruff, excessive sweating of the legs.
Aromatization of the room promotes air disinfection and prevents the spread of respiratory infections.
Spruce oil recipes
- For aroma massage 3-6 drops of spruce essential oil is added to 15 ml of the base oil.
- To enrich the creams, tonics, gels – 4-6 drops per 15 grams of the base.
- 3-7 drops of pure oil or 10-15 drops of its alcoholic solution (10 drops of oil per 10 ml of 90% ethyl alcohol) are added to the aromatic lamp.
- For hot inhalations take 2-3 drops of oil.
- For baths – 4-7 drops, previously diluted in ¼ cup emulsifier (milk, cream, whey, honey or salt solutions).
In deodorants, as well as for the aromatization of salts and bath foams. Used rarely.
Side effects of spruce oil
Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution in kidney pathology.