June 29, 2016

Fir

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What other names is Fir known by?

Abete Argentato, Abete Bianco, Abeto, Abeto Blanco, Abies alba, Christmastree, Épicéa, Épicéa Commun, Épicéa à Poix, Épinette, Épinette de Norvège, European Silver Fir, Faux Sapin, Fir Tree, Gentil Sapin, Norway Spruce, Picea abies, Piceae Turiones Recentes, Pin Pleureur, Prusse, Sapin Argenté, Sapin Blanc, Sapin du Nord, Sapin Pectiné,Sapin Rouge, Sapinette, Silbertanne, Silver Fir, Silvergran, Spruce, Spruce Fir, Weißtanne, White Fir, Yōroppa-Momi.

What is Fir?

Fir is a plant. People use the shoot and oil for medicine.

Fir is taken by mouth for respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), colds, cough, bronchitis, fever, and sore mouth and throat. It is also taken for muscle and nerve pain, tendency toward infection, and tuberculosis.

Some people apply fir directly to the skin for muscle, nerve, and joint pain. It is also added to bathwater as a treatment for mental illness.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colds.
  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Fever.
  • Sore mouth and throat.
  • Nerve and muscle pain.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of fir for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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