Many small villages in Russia produced a quantity of Fir essential oil. Its use can be easily traced back as it is referred to in the bible as the ?Balm of Gilead?.
It is used today by many massage therapists because it is a relaxant to the nervous system and muscles. It is milder than pine and an ideal substitute as it gentler on the skin.
As the oil is a respiratory antiseptic it is very good for the respiratory tract. It also seems to have a very good effect on conditions of the bronchi including fluid, mucous and pus buildup.
The essential oil seems to relieve tiredness that accompanies colds and flu. It has a tonic effect on the nervous system and the fresh scent lifts spirits.