Gemmotherapy Abies alba (Silver fir)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

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Abies alba or Silver fir, sometimes called Vosges fir, is a forest tree found in the cool, rainy climate of the French mountains. It is the tallest tree in Europe, with its branches bent toward the sky at their extremities. The crown of young trees can indicate the light conditions in the area; a rapid growth and arrow shape indicating an abundance of light, while a large crown indicating the lack of and search for light. As a symbol of verticality, the Silver fir develops the uprightness of its trunk at the expense of the branches.[1]

Key notes

Therapeutic actions

  • Promotes mineral balance and prevents demineralisation
  • Good mineraliser, excellent for growing pains
  • Stimulates erytropoiesis and bone marrow; stimulates immunity

Clinical indications

  • Relieves backaches, osteomyelitis, osteochondritis, and vertebral epiphysitis
  • Helps consolidate fractures (osteoblastic action)
  • Decalcification, osteoporosis in post-menopausal women
  • Respiratory illnesses, upper respiratory infections, allergies, childhood asthma
  • Dental cavities by reducing the acid pH of the mouth. Poor enamel of the teeth.


  1. Ledoux, Frank and Gueniot, Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris, Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012)Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.