White Spruce Materia Medica


White spruce was widely employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes, who especially valued it in the treatment of respiratory complaints.

The tree’s inner bark (chewed or prepared as an infusion) and gum are pectoral medicines (useful for relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.) that was commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis, influenza, coughs and colds.

An infusion of the tree’s cones has been used to treat urinary troubles and rheumatism. A decoction of the stems has been used in herbal steam bath procedures to relieve rheumatism. The inner bark has also been used as a poultice on sores, cuts and skin infections.

A tea prepared from the tips of young shoot exerts an antiseptic action and has been used accordingly in the treatment of respiratory infections.

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

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirot: Daat/Gevurah/Tiferet Pathway
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; gemstone blue lace agate; Air and Water elements; neurasthenia; Cancer miasm; Daat/Gevurah/Tiferet pathway.

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