The essential oil of black spruce is an oil with positive virtues, which gives vitality. Its benefits and how to use it with Annabel Guy, Dr in pharmacy phyto-aromatherapist.
What is that ?
Theblack spruce (picea mariana) is one of the 40 species of spruce. It also has the following names: fir, American larch, tree of life. The black spruce is native to Canada. It measures 6 to 8 meters high up to 20 meters. It is found in the interior region of Alaska, the Canadian forest.
It has more and more drooping branches over the years, rough twigs and an scaly bark. Its cone is purple to light brown in color when mature. It is small in size.
What parts are used for making the essential oil?
Black spruce essential oil is made from steam distilled needles.
It contains monoterpenes and esters.
What are the properties of black spruce essential oil?
They are diverse and varied.
– ‘Cortisone like’: this is the main virtue of black spruce essential oil. It produces the same effects as cortisone in case of energy drop, of tired, of depression, but in a natural way, without side effects.
Black Spruce essential oil is also:
– antiseptic ;
– antibacterial ;
– antifungal ;
– dewormer ;
– analgesic ;
– cough suppressant and expectorant.
Black spruce essential oil is used by dermal, in massage, in diffusion and in olfaction.
What to treat with black spruce essential oil?
To restore vitality to the body
Mix 5 drops of black spruce essential oil in 2 tbsp. to c. macadamia or jojoba vegetable oil, for example. Se massage the lower back : at the level of lumbar and sacrum. This is where the adrenal glands. This stimulates the natural synthesis of cortisol to restore vitality and energy to the body.
To get rid of a cough
Mix 5 drops of black spruce essential oil in 2 tbsp. to c. vegetable oil. Massage yourself with at chest level, 2 times per day.
Against digestive pain, colopathies
Mix 5 drops of Black Spruce essential oil in 2 tbsp. to c. vegetable oil. Massage your lower abdomen with it, in a clockwise direction. Then apply hot water bottle above to broadcast beneficial heat.
To fight against fatigue
Mix 5 drops of black spruce essential oil with 2 tbsp. to c. macadamia or jojoba vegetable oil. Apply massage along the spine in the morning and at noon.
To purify the atmosphere
Mix 3 drops of black spruce essential oil with 3 drops ofsweet orange essence and 3 drops oflemon essence. Pour this anti-infective mixture into the water diffuser to sanitize a room. No more than 10 to 15 minutes.
Mix 3 drops of Black Spruce essential oil with 3 drops of sweet orange essence and 3 drops ofbergamot essence. Pour into the diffuser and turn on for a 10 to 15 minute cycle.
Hydrosol against fungal infections
Pour 1 tbsp. to s. Black spruce hydrosol in 50 cl of water. Drink this preparation throughout the day until the mycosis of the mouth, digestive …
What precautions for use should be taken with black spruce essential oil?
- It is advisable to do not exceed the dose of 10 drops black spruce essential oil during the day.
- Do not use black spruce essential oil from the afternoon in order to limit any risk of suffering frominsomnia, the latter being vitalizing.
What are the contraindications to the use of black spruce essential oil?
- Black spruce essential oil should not be used in children under 15 years of age.
- She is also contraindicated for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
- It should not be used in people with epilepsy.