Fir

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About

Fir is a plant. People use the shoot and oil for medicine.

Fir is taken by mouth for respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), colds, cough, bronchitis, fever, and sore mouth and throat. It is also taken for muscle and nerve pain, tendency toward infection, and tuberculosis.

Some people apply fir directly to the skin for muscle, nerve, and joint pain. It is also added to bathwater as a treatment for mental illness.

How it works

Fir shoot may reduce mucus production in the airways and act as a mild germ-killer. When applied to the skin, the essential oil increases blood flow to the area, causes redness, and creates a sensation of warmth, which can help relieve pain in the tissue underneath.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Colds
Cough
Bronchitis
Fever
Sore mouth and throat
Nerve and muscle pain
Tuberculosis
Other conditions

Concerns

Fir might be safe for most people. The potential side effects of fir are not known.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of fir duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Fir.

Asthma: Fir might make asthma worse. Avoid use.

Pertussis (whooping cough): Fir might make whooping cough worse. Avoid use.

Extensive skin injuries, acute skin diseases, feverish or infectious diseases, cardiac insufficiency, or extreme muscle tightness (hypertonia): If you have any of these conditions don't put fir on your skin or add it to your bathwater. To do so would be harmful.

Interactions

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The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.