Silver Fir

silver fir tree, abies alba, needles

Silver Fir has flat and short needles and a narrow cone shape. It’s a very tall evergreen conifer that stands upright and is mostly found in mountainous areas of Asia, Europe, America and North Africa.

Characteristics

Scientific name
Abies alba.

Plant family
Pinaceae.

Plant parts used
Bud.

Harvest period
Spring.

Medicinal properties

Main uses: Flu & Rheumatism.

Healing effects

        • Arthritis
        • Flu
        • Cough
        • Expectorant
        • Muscular rheumatism
        • Tendinitis
        • Scurvy
        • Cystitis
        • Bronchitis
        • Cold
        • Spring fever
        • Bleeding gums
        • Blood-purifying
        • Blood circulation stimulating
        • Diuretic
        • Sweetener
        • Worms

Application methods

        • Orally
        • Topically

Forms of preparation

The best ways to use fir tree as remedy is to make a syrup from fresh buds either by cold pressing or boiling. Then the syrup can be used as a sweetener in tea or be mixed with water to enjoy it as a refreshing and tonic drink.

 

Silver Fir (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

silver fir (plural silver firs)

  1. Any of several species large evergreen coniferous trees of genus Abies (firs):
    1. A European silver fir (Abies alba), native to Europe.
    2. A Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis), native to western North America
    3. A Pindrow fir (Abies pindrow), native to Asia

Synonyms

  • Abies pectinata

Translations

References

  • silver fir on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Abies alba on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Abies alba on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Abies alba on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Abies alba
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