picea abies (l.) kars.

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picea abies (l.) kars.
Used Part.

The buds, leaves, bark and resin of the white fir (Abies alba Miller) or red (Picea abies (L. Kars.

Active Principles.

Yolks: resin, essential oil: limonene, alpha - pinene.

Leaves: glycosides, piceína, essential oil.

Crust: Cellulose, minerals, tannins, flobafeno.

Resin: essential oil of turpentine, acid abietínico.

Drug Action.

The turpentine and the essential oil gives it properties balsamic (expectorants) and antiseptic, especially on the respiratory tract and urinary tract. In topical use, both the essence and the turpentine produced a rubefaciente and analgesic effect.


Respiratory ailments: colds, flu, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma (see precautions and contraindications) pharyngitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infections: cystitis, urethritis, ureteritis, pyelonephritis. The essential oil, topically and osteo - myalgia in inflammation.


Do not use in patients with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils, not topically applied to children under two years or to people with respiratory allergies.

Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation and children under six.

Do not prescribe extracts with alcohol content (tincture, fluid extract, syrup) to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

In case of prescribing specify the essential oil that is deterpenado and be cautious over the possibility of irritation of mucous membranes and occurrence of bronchospasm, or allergic reactions in people hypersensitive. By practicing preventive recommend a test of tolerance prior to the implementation of inhalations with essential oils: inhale for 15 seconds and wait 30 minutes.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion (buds, leaves) 20 to 50 grams per liter, four to six cups a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 25 to 50 drops, two or three times a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 - 30 drops three times daily.

Dry extract (5: 1) 300 mg three times a day.

Essential oil deterpenado (see precautions) 2 to 5 drops three times daily, half an hour before meals on a sugar cube, or oily solution or an alcoholic. Capsules (25 mg / Ch. 1 to 4 daily) Suppositories (50 mg / sup. 1 to 3 a day) Puffs dry. Inhalations wet (5 - 10 drops in 500 ml of hot water) Aerosols (1. 2 g per 50 cc. Preparation.

Syrup (5% extract fluid) 1 to 3 tablespoons a day.

External use:

Bathrooms: with infusion of buds, or essence.

Essential oil deterpenado: in the form of liniment, ointments or plasters.


Bézanger - Beaunesque, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, 26.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take I. Paris: Masson, 1986, pp. 388 - 9.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, 205 - 6.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, 19.

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