How to Make Spruce Ointment
Spruce ointment is a traditional remedy used in Scandinavia for centuries. It is an excellent treatment for dry, itchy skin and minor wounds. It is also useful for a soothing post-exercise massage.
It contains spruce resin, silver fir oil and vitamin E as natural ingredients. It can be used for a wide range of skin injuries (closed wounds), inflammation, muscle and joint pain, fungi and insect bites.
Aside from its anti-bacterial, antioxidant and moisturizing properties, spruce resin is a great source of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. It is also known to improve skin regeneration and reduce itchiness and redness.
To make spruce ointment, you will need a small amount of spruce tips, a spoon, and a pot. You will need to boil the spruce tips for one hour. After they are done, strain them and save the liquid for drinking as a tea.
Spruce tips are a rich source of vitamin C and magnesium, which helps your body fight off colds and feel more energetic. They are also high in potassium, which helps the liver to process foods more efficiently.
The spruce tips also contain carotenoids, which help protect your eyes from harmful toxins. They also have a delicious, lemony taste that goes well with any beverage.
You can also use spruce tips to make an herbal tea that is good for colds. It is easy to make and tastes delightfully of spruce with a hint of citrus.
It is an effective home remedy for sore throats, chest congestion, and coughs. You can drink the spruce tea several times a day for up to five days.
Using the spruce tips is easy: just rinse them and put them in a pot with water, then cover them with a lid. You will need a pot that will hold at least 5 gallons of water.
For an extra flavor, you can add a drop of lime juice or a teaspoon of lime zest. You can also add some cinnamon for an even more festive effect.
Another option is to blend the spruce tips with cream and sugar. You can then freeze the mixture into small four-ounce ramekins to serve as a dessert.
The cream and sugar are then reduced to make a thick, creamy sauce. Once the sauce is ready, you can pour it into the ramekins and refrigerate for eight hours or overnight.
Besides being a wonderful dessert, the spruce cream can also be used as a homemade lotion or soap. It is especially good for sensitive, dry or itchy skin.
You can also mix the spruce tips into your favorite winter tea for an added zing. The spruce tips are full of antioxidants that will help your body fight off colds and fatigue.
Spruce ointment can be used on any part of the body, including a dog’s paws. It is particularly useful for skin injuries, such as wounds or rashes, and for soothing and softening the hands.