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".[2] They can utilize smells for adornment, ritual, and highly practical purposes.[2] 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 therapy. Some cultures believe that plants ( including ones used as incense ) are useful for many things.[2] Phytochemical analysis of them indicates this potential as well.


The Black Spruce resin is also one of many incense burned to lift ones spirit, for meditation by some cultures, and even religiously [ Different mainstream religions ]. 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. I'm neither mocking nor claiming affiliation with said cultures. The burning smoke of this resin is also said to aid the respiratory and nervous system, bringing balance to ones life. It should be burned outdoors only though, in an open area. It's perfect for your back porch or something of the 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.


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. This is still no excuse to not talk to your doctor or a trained healthcare provider first. Do your research as well and use precautionary measures!


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[1] Picea mariana. (2014, July 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:34, August 27, 2014, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Picea_mariana&oldid=617829086

[2] Heaven, R., & Charing, H. G. (2006). Plant spirit Shamanism: Traditional techniques for healing the soul. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books.

Incense. (2014, August 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:35, August 27, 2014, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Incense&oldid=622893501



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