Black Spruce Tree Branch

COMMON NAME  BLACK SPRUCE
Latin Name Picea mariana
Family Pinaceae
Country of Origin Canada
Volatility Top note
Extraction steam distilled from needles
Colour yellow to clear
Aroma forest fresh, soft evergreen, clean
Caution Do not use during pregnancy.
Primary Uses Respiratory: coughs, colds, flu, allergies, strengthens respiratory, infection, bronchitis

Endocrine: Tonic

Circulation: poor circulation, arthritis, sore joints, muscle aches,  

Nerves: tonic, nerve pain

fatigue

Properties adrenal tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, antifungal, analgesic, deodorant, drying, stimulating, nervine
Black Spruce Tree Branch Black Spruce is a small lance shaped evergreen tree that grows 5-30m tall and is used for pulp and fuel.The Black Spruce can live up to 200 years being prolific seed producers after 10 years. The cones hang down and may stay on the tree for over 20 years.Lower branches that touch the ground can develop roots and send up shoots in a process called ‘layering’ which produces small colonies around parent plants.

Black spruce cones release their seeds when heated and can therefore repopulate abundantly after a fire.

 

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