Wednesday, August 31, 2011

White spruce essential oil

White Spruce essential oil, tsuga canadensis, is used for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, respiratory weakness, colds, flu, infections, anxiety, and stress-related conditions. Used in veterinary liniments and used extensively for room spray perfumes, household detergents, soaps, bath preparations and toiletries.
White Spruce, tsuga canadensis, is a large evergreen tree up to 50m tall with slender horizontal branches, finely toothed leaves and smallish brown cones, which yields a natural exudation from its bark. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the needles and twigs. Native to the west coast of the USA, the oil is produced in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
White spruce essential oil blends well with the following essential oils: pine, oak moss, cedarwood, galbanum, benzoin, lavender, lavandin, and rosemary.
White spruce oil cautions - Non toxic, non irritant, non-sensitizing.
White spruce oil properties - Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, rubefacients, tonic.

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