Want to learn how to make fir resin tincture? Discover the original fir resin tincture recipe from Eastern Europe and what to use it for.
Fir resin tincture is a natural medicine made from fir resin. Fir resin tincture is a cicatrizing, anti-infectious, and anti-inflammatory remedy comparable to propolis tincture, but usually much better tolerated by the body. It can be used both internally and topically. If you want to learn the ancient fir resin recipe from healers from Eastern Europe, let’s get straight to it. But first, here’s the simple way to harvest fir resin.
How to Harvest Fir Resin for Tincture
Detached the resin from the trunk of the fir tree with the help of a knife. Do not scrape the trunk to prevent injuring it further, and do not take pieces of the bark, which will later bother us in the tincture preparation process. The resin can be stored in plastic bags, but not for more than a few days because it dissolves plastic, or in glass or metal containers, if you want to keep it for a longer period of time. After harvesting, the fir resin has a shelf life of up to 3-4 years.
Fir Resin Tincture Recipe
Fir resin tincture is very easy to make. Combine 200 ml of 80-90 proof food alcohol with 3-4 spoons of fir resin. Pour everything is put in a glass jar and seal. Keep the jar in a warm place for at least 3 days, and shake it periodically, so that the resin dissolves as well as possible. Strain the tincture and pour it into small amber bottles for later use.
9 Fir Resin Tincture Uses
1. Cystitis and Kidney Infections
Fir resin (and to an even greater extent that of pine) has diuresis and kidney activity stimulation effects similar to juniper tincture but without irritating properties. You can have a teaspoon of fir resin tincture dissolved in half a cup of water, 3 times a day. The preparation is administered on an empty stomach, for at least 14 days. It has very strong anti-infective, cicatrizing and regenerative tissue properties.
Take a teaspoon of fir resin tincture mixed with a spoonful of liquid honey, 3-4 times a day. This is an excellent sedative, disinfectant, and immune-boosting medicine for the entire throat area.
Gargle with two teaspoons of fir resin tincture dissolved in a little water. This simple remedy has antimicrobial effects and quick immune-boosting properties and is also recommended for sore throat, pharyngitis, tracheitis, and pharyngotonsillitis.
You can have half a teaspoon of fir resin tincture mixed with a teaspoon of acacia honey once every four hours. This preparation helps decongest the bronchi of mucus and, it seems, reduces the desire to smoke. This makes it a simple remedy if you want to quit smoking.
5. Bowel Problems
To prevent bloating and colic in the cold season, have a teaspoon of the tincture placed on a piece of dry bread before leaving the house. To alleviate intestinal problems, such as bowel infections and colitis, you can have a teaspoon of fir resin tincture on a small piece of dry bread before the main meals, over the course of three weeks. Have at least three teaspoons of the tincture a day.
6. Cuts and Bruises
Wounds heal much faster and without scars if you pad them with fir resin tincture. Apply the tincture using a cotton pad on the cuts or wounds and repeat the process several times a day. You can also apply fir resin salve to the affected area two to three times a day, but if there is a risk of infection, use the fir resin tincture first to disinfect the wound and then apply the salve.
Fir resin is a formidable anti-infectious and cicatrizing agent, which is why fir resin tincture can also be used for wounds that do not close as a compress. Apply the compress for 30-60 minutes, remove and leave the skin to naturally dry in the open air for a double period of time. Then you can apply a new compress.
7. Mild Burns
If you suffer from minor burns, you can use the fir resin salve (recipe here). More serious burns can be treated in the first phase with fir resin tincture to prevent infection. After several days of using the tincture, you can start using the salve if the burn has started to heal.
8. Dry Eczema
Apply a fir resin tincture compress for 15 minutes, to soften the affected skin. Remove the compress to allow the skin to dry naturally, then apply a thin layer of fir resin salve to eczema. The same treatment can be used in the case of contusions (bruises).
9. Back Pain
Massage the inflamed or sore back areas with the fir resin tincture in the evening, before going to bed. Put on a pair of 100% cotton pajamas and get to bed. This treatment has no time limit. If, however, you experience redness or inflammation of the skin after applying the tincture, you may have an intolerance to it, and you must stop using it.
Safety and Precautions
Fir resin can cause allergic reactions in some people, either used internally or topically. For this reason, before starting any treatment with fir resin, do a test by taking or applying a few drops of the tincture on the skin and seeing what the reaction is. If you experience unpleasant sensations of irritation, inflammation, catarrh, or redness of the skin do not use fir resin products. Natural resin can affect the enamel of the teeth, which is why it should only be administered orally as a tincture.
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