Himalayan Fir Materia Medica


Himalayan fir or (aka Himalayan silver fir), a member of the Pinaceae (Pine) Family, is an coniferous tree native to the Himalayas of India, Kashmir, Nepal and Tibet as well the Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan and the Xizang region (northwest of the Himalayas) in China.

Himalayan fir oil is a specific for the entire respiratory tract, including the sinuses, mucosal surfaces, bronchi, bronchial tubes, bronchioles and alveoli. It supports both oxygen intake and carbon dioxide excretion.

The leaves of Himalayan Fir are astringent, carminative, expectorant, stomachic and tonic. The leaf juice and preparations of the leaves are used to treat asthma, bronchitis. The juice is also used as an antiperiodic (a substance that prevents the periodic recurrence of symptoms as occurs in malaria).

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6 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and history; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; warmth and the astral body; air organization; Air element; spirit body; neurasthenia

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