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Medicinal properties: poltice or salve for wounds & other topical ailments; aching, inflammation, painful irritations; incense; aromatherapy use; respiratory and nervous system health.
Black Spruce resin is ethically harvested with full respect to future generations. This specimen has medicinal value. It's prized among alternative healers as a poultice or a salve that's used for wounds to speed up the healing process. A poultice is made by heating a soft moist cloth with the Spruce Gum. Then it's to be applied to the skin for treatment of aching, inflammation, or painful irritations such as wounds and cuts. A salve is a lot like a poultice being a medicated ointment used to soothe the surface of the body.
The use of sacred incense like the gum of the Black Spruce Tree ( picea mariana ) is nothing new. In Amazonian culture, people who specialize in smells and their applications are called "perfumeros". They can utilize smells for adornment, ritual, and highly practical purposes. This is a very fascinating culture. I think that the use of scents can be used to wire neuropathways into the mind, sort of like an aromatic talisman. I think that the symbolism, intention, and energy behind the scent is part of what gives it its ability. Like colors, I think that they all have their own unique vibe. Shamanic cultures tend to agree, because they believe that plants ( including ones used as incense ) teach you what they are useful for and how to use them.
The Black Spruce resin is also one of many incense burned to lift ones spirit, for meditation work, and spiritual practice. The aroma is very pleasurable in general, and is still popular in modern aromatherapy applications. Certain cultures use scents such as Black Spruce resin for smudging. The burning smoke of this resin is also said to aid the respiratory and nervous system, bringing balance to ones life. The aroma smells a lot like a sweet forest filled with pine trees. Being organic, I find it much less irritating than those fake stick incense that come in those little boxes.
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When you do the research you'll see that this sort of innate ability for nature to heal various life forms under its embrace can be observed all over our planet. It appears obvious that the all of the biological systems on our planet work together in harmony due to an intelligently configured system of symbiosis. Some examples of this are how various plant alkaloids so precisely fit into receptor sites in our bodies, and are almost identical to those created by our bodies. This occurrence can not be coincidence. Statistically, there are far too many other roles of the dice that would leave nature a chaotic system of disharmony. After realizing this profound postulate, I find it obvious that Black spruce gum is one of many gifts that are deliberately able to assist us in our lives.
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