Idaho Blue Spruce Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil (Picea Pungens) is grown, harvested, and distilled on Young Living's farm in northern Idaho. This blue spruce contains high percentages of the plant constituents alpha-pinene and limonene which are both monoterpenes. Monoterpenes are all antibacterial, anti-viral, decongesting on mucous membranes, inhibit accumulation of toxins, especially in the liver and kidneys, and are antispasmodic. The molecule, d-limonene, has been studied for its anti-cancer properties (see the information under grapefruit essential oil). Applied topically, Blue Spruce has been known to relieve tense and stressed muscles while the woodsy aroma of this oil invigorates the senses, brings peace of mind and relaxes the body*. its aromatic influences also help open and release emotional blocks, bringing a feeling of balance and peaceful security.
The refreshing, invigorating, and strengthening properties of Idaho Blue Spruce also have a long history of use in the sauna, steam bath, and as an additive to baths or massage oils. This oil is excellent for those seeking a break from hectic daily activities, to enhance inner strength, and to calm the mind and body.
Idaho Blue Spruce can also bring relief to muscle tension, and is useful in cleansing cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
The FDA recognizes spruce needles and twigs as a food additive which can be made into a wonderful herb tea. The tree is found primarily int he cental and southern Rocky Mountains and has several names: Colorado Blue Spruce, Silver Spruce and Pino Real.
- May help relieve muscle tension*
- Relaxes, soothes, and calms body and mind
- Useful to help cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations*
Did You Know?
- Spruce needles and twigs are recognized by the FDA as a food additive.
- The blue spruce tree is primarily native to the central and southern Rocky Mountains. Blue spruce is also called Colorado blue spruce, silver spruce, and pino real.
- Blue spruce shoot tips can be used to make a wonderful herbal tea.
Key Scientific Studies:
- Him A, et al. Antinociceptive activity of alpha-pinene and fenchone. 2008. Pharmacologyonline 3:363–369.
- Erichsen-Brown C. Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants: A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes. Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, March 1, 1989.
- Leite AM, et al. Inhibitory effect of ß-pinene, ß-pinene and eugenol on the growth of potential infectious endocartitis causing Gram-positive bacteria. 2007. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 43(1):121–126.
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