- What other names is Fir known by?
- What is Fir?
- How does Fir work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Fir.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Sore mouth and throat.
- Nerve and muscle pain.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of fir during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011