Physical benefits of fir essential oil
Fir trees remain green throughout the year and throughout their life cycle. Because of this evergreen quality, fir essential oil holds a special place in traditional Chinese medicine as an elixir for the aging and as a support for the deepest levels in the body–bones, nervous system, kidneys, and bladder. Fir essential oil supports the natural and healthy inflammatory process by providing nutrients the body needs to complete the healing cycle. Because the immune system is responsible for destroying abnormal cellular growth in the body, this family of essential oils supports a healthy immune response andis heavily researched with regard to cancer.*
A variety of fir essential oils are a must have for anyone over the age of forty. This family of oils supports healthy aging, and Michelle refers to them as “The Fountain of Youth in a Bottle.” These oils have an affinity for balancing the acupuncture meridians associated with the adrenals and the reproductive organs and may encourage the reduction of stress hormones that accelerate aging.*
Emotional benefits of fir essential oil
Firs are some of the tallest trees, with some reaching heights of over 300 feet. These trees are perfectly conical in shape as they reach for the heavens. Fir trees often grow in “fir waves” along with other evergreens across mountain tops, providing shelter and food at some of the highest peaks around the world. Fir essential oil can help us access our higher self and our soul’s higher purpose while living in harmony with others who have a different spiritual journey. Often this attitude of acceptance and tolerance while searching for inner peace comes later in life, represented by the evergreen family.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Fir essential oil family research articles:
Study results indicate that the extract Albies alba and Viscum album possess anticarcinogenic effects even with cancers usually resistant to chemotherapy.
Karkabounas S, Assimakopoulos D, Malamas M, Skaltsounis AL, Leonce S, Zelovitis J, Stefanou D, Evangelou A. Antiproliferative and anticarcinogenic effects of an aqueous preparation of Abies alba and Viscum album se abies, on a L-1210 malignant cell line and tumor-bearing Wistar rats. Anticancer Res. 2000 Nov-Dec;20(6B):4391-5. PubMed PMID: 11205277.
This experimental study reveals that Cedrus libani and Abies cilicica subsp. cilicica display remarkable wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities.
Tumen I, Akkol EK, Süntar I, Keleş H. Wound repair and anti-inflammatory potential of essential oils from cones of Pinaceae: preclinical experimental research in animal models. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Oct 11;137(3):1215-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.07.046. Epub 2011 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 21816214.
A study demonstrates that the essential oils of the nine Abies species tested for antimicrobial activity were more active against yeast species than against bacteria, and the antimicrobial activity of essential oils was variable, depending on the bacterial strains and the source of the essential oil.
Bağci, E. and Diğrak, M. (1996), Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils of some Abies (Fir) Species from Turkey. Flavour Fragr. J., 11: 251–256. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1026(199607)11:4<251::AID-FFJ577>3.0.CO;2-K
A study demonstrates the seed and cone essential oils of both firs exhibited radical-scavenging properties, low antibacterial activity against the bacterial strains tested, and only low cytotoxicity towards two cancer cell lines
Wajs-Bonikowska A, Sienkiewicz M, Stobiecka A, Maciąg A, Szoka Ł, Karna E. Chemical composition and biological activity of Abies alba and A. koreana seed and cone essential oils and characterization of their seed hydrolates. Chem Biodivers. 2015 Mar;12(3):407-18. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.201400167. PubMed PMID: 25766914.