Spruce Picea mariana
- Common Names
- Spruce Oil
- Botanical Name
- Picea mariana
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Spruce Oil
- Properties: * Expectorant
- Parts Used: Essential Oil, leaves twigs
How to Use: Spruce
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Essential Oil
Spruce : Essential Oil Profile
Calming vapors break up congestion and improve breathing Several species of evergreen conifer trees are used to produce this pleasant, balsamic, sweet, evergreen-scented essential oil. The oil is used as a fragrance for household products by itself or with other pine needle oils to produce a fresh pine scent. Applications include air fresheners, room sprays, disinfectants, detergents and soaps. It blends well with cedarwood, galbanum, rosemary and all pine needle oils.
Spruces are popular ornamental trees in horticulture, admired for their evergreen, symmetrical narrow-conic growth habit, and For the same reason, some (particularly Picea abies and P. omorika) are also extensively used as Christmas trees.
Regional Traditions :North America *
History and Traditions & FolkloreNative Americans in eastern North America once used the thin, pliable roots of some species for weaving baskets and for sewing together pieces of birch bark for canoes. See also Kiidk'yaas for an unusual golden Sitka Spruce sacred to the Haida people. Wikipedia