Spruce (Picea mariana) is in the pine family of botanical plants. The oil is obtained through steam distillation of the branches, needs and twigs. Black Spruce is a naturally growing tree in Canada. It is typically found in wet, swampy areas where the wild growing trees can grow up to 15 meters in height. Traditionally the Lakota Indians used spruce to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit. They believed spruce possesses the frequency of prosperity.
How Can Black Spruce Aid Our Health Today?
Spruce is antispasmodic, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, hormone-like, cortisone-like and an immune stimulant. It is used for arthritis, fungal infections like Candida, sinus-respiratory infections, sciatica and lumbago. Black spruce has a very pleasant scent, and can be used in baths to revive tired muscles. Spruce oil is frequently used in room sprays, detergents, and in cough and cold preparations. Black Spruce Needle Essential oil has a long history of use in saunas, steam baths, and as an additive to baths and massage products in spas. A particular strength of this essential oil is its ability to target sore muscles and reenergize. Spruce can be diluted 50-50 and applied on location, on the chakras/Vita flex points, can be directly inhaled, diffused or taken internally. Black Spruce Essential Oil blends well with pine, cedarwood, galbanum, benzoin, lavender and rosemary. As for safety, spruce is non-toxic, non-irritating but may be sensitizing to some individuals.
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