Black Spruce Materia Medica


As an herbal medicine Black Spruce is considered to be: diuretic; anti-scorbutic (prevents scurvy), expectorant, depurant (purifies the blood and tissues) and tonic.

The various closely related spruce species including black spruce have been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions including:
tuberculosis; respiratory tract catarrh with shortness of breath; phlegm in the throat with tickling sensation; colds; bronchitis; fever; tendency to infection; inflammation of the mouth and pharynx; muscular and nerve pains; neurological illnesses; kidney and bladder stones and gravel; leucorrhea; wounds; ulcers.

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