Want to learn how to make your own spruce tincture and use it at home? Find below a simple spruce tincture recipe from Eastern Europe.
Spruce (Picea abies) is similar in looks to the fir tree and has practically identical therapeutic properties. Hence, spruce remedies can be prepared and used the same way as fir preparations. The main difference between these two trees is the color of their bark. Spruce has a more reddish colored bark, which is why the spruce is oftentimes called “the red fir” in some parts of the world. The spruce tincture recipe is very easy to make and use. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
The Original Spruce Tincture Recipe
- 100 ml of food alcohol (or other homemade distilled alcohol)
- 2 tablespoons of dry and roughly cut spruce needles, cones, or buds
Macerate the spruce in the alcohol in a sealed jar for 10 days, shaking daily. Strain through cheesecloth, then leave to settle in the refrigerator for 6 days, for complete clarification. Gently transfer the clear part into an amber bottle with a dropper, leaving out any residue that has settled on the bottom of the jar. You can use the spruce tincture over a period of 2 years from the date of preparation. Shake the bottle before use.
Spruce needles fall off very easily when the branches are dry, which is why using spruce for Christmas tree instead of fir is not a good idea. ?
Spruce Tincture Recipe Uses
- Bronchitis & Lung Infections – has the property to break up secretions, especially phlegm, and helps manage mucus hypersecretion (mucolytic) in bronchitis, and tracheobronchitis. 30 drops of spruce tincture 3 times a day, mixed in a little water or linden tea.
- Urinary and Genital Infections – it can also help reduce lung inflammations, together with other natural supplements and herbal teas. 30 drops of spruce tincture 3 times a day, mixed in a little water or juniper or cranberry tea.
- Bloating and Gas – it helps eliminate intestinal gas from fermentation colitis. 30 drops of spruce tincture 3 times a day, mixed in a little water or herbal tea.
- Muscle Pain – The alcoholic tincture made with spruce or pine extracts soothes muscle and joint pain. Use it externally to rub the sore muscles.
A walk in fir or spruce woods is healing for acute and chronic rhinitis, bronchitis and asthmatic bronchitis, and mental fatigue. The best time for the walk is the end of May and beginning of June.
More Recipes with Spruce
Spruce Needle Tea Recipe
Spruce Resin Salve Recipe
Spruce Cones Salve Recipe
Spruce Buds Syrup
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