Fir

How does Fir work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

Fir is possibly safe for most people. The potential side effects of fir are not known.

Do not use fir if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have asthma.
  • You have whooping cough.
Do not use fir on your skin (or added to bath water) if:
  • You have skin injuries or skin diseases.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have an infection.
  • You have heart problems.
  • You have a condition of your muscles or arteries called hypertonia.

Dosing considerations for Fir.

The appropriate dose of fir depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for fir. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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