Return to S to T

Spruce (Picea mariana)

There are many species of spruce but not all offer therapeutic benefits. We will be discussing black spruce it is native to Canada although it does grow in some parts of Alaska, North America and some European countries. Native Americans used spruce for medicinal, spiritual and other practical uses.

Spruce oil is extracted through steam distillation of the needles of the tree. The aroma is calming and elevating, an excellent choice for yoga and meditative use, or for uplifting the atmosphere of any space. Spruce essential oil is used to soothe muscle discomfort after exercise or in combination with massage.

spruce bottle

Aroma

Fresh, woody, sweet, earthy and balsamic

Plant Properties

Antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, energizing, antiseptic, and aromatic properties

Benefits

Improves bad cough or bronchitis, aids aches and pains, rheumatism, fatigue and poor circulation, supports adrenal glands, relieves stress and boosts the immune system

Blends with:

Amyris, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, and rosemary oils