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Botanical Name: Abies siberica
A coniferous evergreen tree, the Siberian Fir is native to China. Mongolia, Eastern Russia and what is now the region straddling Iran and Afghanistan.
Blending with other evergreen oils such as Pine, Spruce and Cedarwood can create a balanced, complex aroma. It also will blend well with Blue Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, and Myrtle.
Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Deodorant, Expectorant, Rubefacient, Stimulant. (See Definitions.)
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory:
- Fir essential oil is indicated as an analgesic, aiding in cases of arthritis, muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism. It has been included in some cough and cold remedies, and may act as an expectorant - the essential oil has been researched for its ability to kill airborne germs and bacteria.
- Its overall action is considered stimulating, and can be used to bring alertness to the mind, or diluted and applied topically to the adrenal areas or the body in general it may help general fatigue.
- The properties of this are very similar to that of Balsam Fir: uplifting, yet calming and grounding.
- Can be diluted in a carrier oil for massage; the oil is great for aches and pains in general, and penetrates the skin quickly.
- Especially effective when combined with other oils that are high in anti-inflammatory, circulatory, and analgesic components such as German Chamomile, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Helichrysum, and Rosemary.
- In a steam to clear the sinuses. It blends well with Eucalyptus and Tea Tree to stave-off a cold before it sets in.
- A simple aromatic, it may be used in a diffuser or candle lamp to bring a pleasing 'forest green' scent to any space.