Originating from Central Europe, the plant scientifically called Abies Alba miller is a species that belongs to the Pinaceae family.Known as white spruce, Canadian pine or German spruce, this herb is majestic among the other trees in the forests, considering that it can reach from 20 to 60 meters in height.

With a smooth and greyish bark, this plant keeps its benefits in the buds that can be used in the production of tea. This drink can even be used to treat diseases that affect the human body.

Find out what treatments are possible and how to use it in the best way.

White fir: properties and benefits

  • Analgesic;
  • Antiscorbutic;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Balsamic;
  • Diuretic;
  • Expectorant;
  • Diaphoretic.

Through the properties presented above, the bank fir is able to treat respiratory problems such as cough, flu, asthma and even bronchitis.

It is also indicated to combat cystitis, chilblains, menstrual cramps, varicose veins and rheumatism. In addition to these benefits, the consumer can expect positive results in case of problems that affect the health of the feet and nails.

How to prepare and use fir tea?

It is necessary to have three tablespoons of fir buds and a liter of water to make tea from this plant. You can find the herb in health food stores or, more easily, in online stores.

After washing the segments, you should put them in a pan with water and leave it on the fire until the mixture comes to a boil.

After the tea comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot so that the drink brews for 10 minutes. Then strain the substance and without sweetening drink the liquid. The ideal is to consume up to three cups of the drink a day. But, you can also use tea in baths or inhalations.


First of all, it is necessary to take into account that this treatment should only be started after the doctor’s authorization and cannot be considered a substitute for medicines prescribed by the specialist, but rather a complement to treat certain problems.

Fir tea is not suitable for children, pregnant women or women in the lactation period. In addition, this drink should not be consumed in excess, considering that very high doses of this substance can irritate the central nervous system.

People who are in the process of weight loss should avoid consuming fir tea, considering that the plant is considered caloric and fatty.