The spruce – the intensive scent dispenser
Earthy, spicy, intense. Especially in autumn, when the temperatures get colder and it rains, the forest smells distinctive. Spruce makes a significant contribution to this typical forest smell. The impressive conifer, which can live up to 600 years and withstand temperatures of up to -60°C, has been known and loved since time immemorial as an excellent helper for colds. This is due, among other things, to the high proportion of essential oils and resins, as well as a variety of vitamins. Whether it's stuck mucus in the bronchi or a dry cough, spruce brings relief and helps clear the airways.
Use of spruce needle hydrosol
The spruce needle bath is classic and widespread. The soothing vapors of the bath water mixed with the hydrosol can be inhaled deeply while lying relaxed in the tub. This cleanses and clears the respiratory tract, stimulates blood circulation in the skin and alleviates internal unrest. Warm foot baths or inhalation with the plant water also have a similar effect. Processed into a homemade ointment, the spruce needle hydrosol can also be a relief for aching limbs and is often used in the treatment of rheumatic complaints.