The white fir is a massive, evergreen coniferous tree from the family pine green fir cones are collected from August to September and young shoots with high content are used resin, essential oil, wax and vitamins and and C.
The main active component of the fir is bornylacetate and further terpenes such as camphor, alpha-pinen, borneol and lemonen. Essential oil is prepared from the white fir.
Using the white fir is not suitable for small children, pregnant and nursing women. In more sensitive individuals, allergic reaction may occur when applying on the skin. Products containing essential oil of white fir are not recommended to use in epilepsy, convulsions, asthma and kidney inflammation.
White fir has antibacterial, antiviral, disinfectant, soothing and aphrodisiac effects. Increases immunity, blood circulation and warms up. Fir products are often used for colds, flu, pneumonia and angina.
It also occupies well in the case of chronic cough, hoarseness, inflammation of the oral mucosa or when the airways are overwhelmed. White fir is also effective in neuralgia or inflammatory diseases of the skin and joints.
White fir oil can be applied to frostbite, burns, skin infections, bedsores or poorly healing wounds. It also occupies acne, wrinkles, mycoses on the legs, but also in odor from the mouth, legs or itching of the rectum.
In folk medicine, fir was used in flatulence, kidney stones or in the case of urinary tract inflammation. In the form of a bath can be used in cellulite, bottom, rheumatism, arthrosis and bruises. It also works at low pressure, insomnia.