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October 10, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the..

Fir – Abies alba

Aroma – Rich, balsamic, sweet, coniferous

Parts Used – Leaves and twigs

Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Therapeutic Properties – Analgesic, antiseptic, expectorant, deodorant, rubefacient, stimulant

Interesting Facts – Fir pine trees exudes a resin called fir balsam. This was used by North American Natives for medicinal and religious purposes.

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