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NOTE: These indications are only for use with embryonic plant stem cell tissues. Adult plants do not have the same constituents, actions or applications in most cases.
15 to 20 feet wide. This noble tree is native to the mountains of Central Europe and is long-lived, with an average lifespan of 400 to 500 years. Resin-filled blisters protrude from the smooth, thin bark of younger trees, while the aging Abies Pectinata tends toward deformed growth with cracking and scaling of its silver-grey bark. Flattened, needle-like leaves grow from opposite sides of its branches, spreading horizontally, shiny green on the upper side, silvery white underneath. The fruits of the Abies pectinata are cones that remain upright on the top branches until autumn when they break up. Cones are 3.5 to 6.7 inches long and 1.2 to 1.6 inches broad, with about 150 to 200 scales. Scales have a projecting bract and two winged seeds that disintegrate when mature to release the seeds.
Edible uses include gum, tea, powder (made from the inner bark for use with grain flours). Other uses include crude turpentine, soap. The straight-grained wood of the tree is strong and is used for a wide variety of constructional purposes.
Edible: Gum; Inner bark; Tea. Young shoot tips are used as a substitute for tea. The pitch obtained from the bark can be hardened and used as a chewing gum. Inner bark can be dried, ground into a powder and then used with grain flours, etc., to make bread and other preparations.
Abstracts of Published Research on Silver Fir – Abies Pectinata:
1. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2009 May;44(3):253-9. Epub 2009 Apr 25.
Radical Scavenging Activity of the Essential Oil of Silver Fir (Abies alba). Yang SA, Jeon SK, Lee EJ, Im NK, Jhee KH, Lee SP, Lee IS.
2. J Aerosol Med. 2005 Spring;18(1):55-62.
A prototype prophylactic anti-influenza preparation in aerosol form on the basis of Abies sibirica polyprenols. Safatov AS, Boldyrev AN, Bulychev LE, Buryak GA, Kukina TP, Poryvaev VD, P’yankov OV, Raldugin VA, Ryzhikov AB, Sergeev AN, Shishkina LN, Tolstikov GA, Zhukov VA.
Ag, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Si, Zn.
Vitamins and Minerals:
Silica. Listed here since it contains material amount and not only at an oligo element dosage. Silicon is also one of the most abundant mineral elements in plant tissues and shoots concentrations in excess of 10 %.
Abietic-Acid, Alpha-Fenchene, Alpha-Phellandrene, Alpha-Pinene, Alpha-Thujene, Beta-Fenchene, Beta-Phellandrene, Beta-Pinene,Bornylene,Brassinosteroids (BR), Camphene,Cytokinins (CK), Decyl-Aldehyde, Delta-3-Carene, Delta3-Carene, Gamma-Terpinene, Laevopimaric-Acid, L-Alpha-Pinene, Lauraldehyde, L-Bornyl-Acetate, L-Limonene, L-Limonene, Limonene, Maltol, Myrcene, Neoabietinic-Acid, P-Cymene, Pinene, Sabinene, Salicylic-Acid, Santene, Succinic Acid, Tannin, Terpinolene.
Do not use in hyper parathyroid or hyper accumulator of calcium with urinary calcic stones.
Plant Stem Cell Therapy Indications:
Pediatric Polycrest par excellence for growth problems in bone formation. Its action on calcium fixation, phosphoric – calcium facilitates its absorption and regulates mineral balance and prevents demineralization. Consolidates fractures. Osteoblast stimulatory action.
Decalcification, Osteoporosis in post menopausal, Osteochondritis, Stimulates bone growth, Excellent in growing pains, Osteomyelitis, Infantile Fractures, Demineralization, Phosphoric – Calcium metabolic problems, Vertebra, Colon, Epiphysis’s, Rickets, Spasmophilia, Fibromyalgia in pediatric. Children growing too rapidly. Antiinflammatory, Analgesic and hence it is a good remedy for people suffering from joint pain, arthritis, and rheumatism. Within bone, silica is the essential component making up the collagen matrix upon which calcium is deposited. This relationship is so fundamental that it is truly impossible to form bone without both calcium and silica. Silica in adequate quantities creates supple arteries and veins and is effective in removing plaque from artery walls. This has actually been known since 1958 when Loeper and Loeper found arteriosclerotic artery walls showed excessively high levels of calcium and lower than normal levels of in silica. Borneol, bornyl acetate, a and b-phallandrene, a and b-pinene and 3-carene. The therapeutic properties of Silver Fir young shoots are antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, adrenal cortex stimulant as well as stimulant to the circulation and nervous system.
Non Streptococcal sore throat infections. Receding or chronic tonsillitis. Hypertrophy of the lymph nodes. Wasting Syndrome in AIDS. Inhibitory Effects on Epstein-Barr Virus Activation. Ohtsu et al., 2001, Planta Med, 67:55-60.
Resin acids are known to have antibacterial activity and are valued in traditional medicine for their antiseptic properties. Antiinflammatory activity. Acts as an agonist of PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which is a ligand-activated nuclear transcription factor that regulate lipid metabolism and homeostasis. PPAR-gamma subtypes has been shown to mediate anti-inflammatory effects on macrophages once it is activated so if dehydroabietic acid DAA stimulates PPAR-gamma subtypes release by binding to its receptor then it can induce anti-inflammatory response on macrophages thereby inhibiting the pro-inflammatory cytokine release from macrophages. Chemopreventive activity of “rosin”.
Lauraldehyde (Dodecanal) C12H24O: Anti-HIV virucidal. Into the stomach transforms into 2-Monolaurin, which is a substance that has anti-antimicrobial properties. Aldehydes can, typically in the presence of suitable catalysts, serve as partners in cyclo addition reactions.
Dental cavities by reducing the acid PH of the mouth. Poor enamel of the teeth.
Hematology – Oncology:
Potential treatment for Leukemia due to its stimulation of the bone marrow. Erythropoiesis Stimulation, Anemia. Novel use of abietic acid or derivatives thereof for inhibiting the growth of a cervical carcinoma cells, hepatocellular carcinoma cells, or breast cancer cells, cancer cellor treating a cancer, preferably, reducing the tumor size of the cancer. Aranda et al., 1997, Bichimica et Biophysica Acta, 1327:171-180. Inhibits Lipoxygenase Activity Ulusu et al., 2002, Phytotherapy Research, 16:88-90.
GI Digestive System:
Anorexia, Inappetence, Celiac Disease, Facilitates Calcium Fixation. Rich in Copper. Anorexia, Inappetence, Celiac Disease, Facilitates Calcium Fixation. Rich in Copper. It is also helpful in purifying the body due to its ability to treat intestinal problems. Also used in case of Pediatric or Greiatric frail individual afflicted by food poisoning. Decyl-Aldehyde: The digestive tract (DT) is known to display active defense against exogenous bacteria. Since most probiotic strains are originally selected for their fermentation properties, regardless of their survival rate or metabolic activity in the DT, their intestinal fate is worth investigating. Lactobacillus casei is considered a beneficial bacterium. Studies have suggested that L. casei DN-114 001 reduces acute diarrhea in healthy children, modulates ex vivo the production of proinflammatory cytokines in Crohn’s disease and enhances the immune system during its transit in the DT.
In conclusion, this study investigated the physiological state of ingested bacteria in the different parts of the DT for the first time. The results demonstrate that L. casei DN-114 001lux survives DT transit and can synthesize proteins starting at the ileal level. These findings strengthen the credibility of this probiotic strain and claims concerning its health benefits.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, December 2004, p. 6992-6997, Vol. 70, No. 120099-2240/04/ DOI: 10.1128/AEM.70.12.6992-6997.2004.
Decyl-Aldehyde Anti-Staphylococcus aureus, relieve the bottleneck of infections.
It is also helpful in purifying the body due to its ability to treat intestinal problems. It is also used in case of food poisoning. Effective in reducing the inflammation of gall bladder and incidence of gallstones.
Pulmonary System ENT:
Allergies, Childhood Asthma. Used in making cough and cold preparations. Laevopimaric-Acid for clearing sinuses and respiratory passages through inhalation: Add several drops to hot water and inhale. Cardio Vascular System: Geriatric use in delcacified patient. Silica in adequate quantities creates supple arteries and veins and is effective in removing plaque from artery walls. This has actually been known since 1958 when Loeper and Loeper found arteriosclerotic artery walls showed excessively high levels of calcium and lower than normal levels of in silica.
Carene, or delta-3-carene: is a bicyclic monoterpene which occurs naturally as a constituent of turpentine, with a content as high as 42% depending on the source. On contrary to its indication of causing allergic reactions, the pine oil is very useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue. It gives an energizing feeling and hence it is effective in removing mental stress. It is also used as a medicine for removing adrenal fatigue and refreshes your spirits as it is an excellent mood elevator. Regular massage with pine essential oil gives you mental clarity. It removes anxiety and nervous tension, and is useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and loss of memory.
Further, it casts a cleansing and clearing effect on a room. This oil of fresh forest smell has numerous phytochemical components includingborneol, bornyl acetate, a and b-phallandrene, a and b-pinene and 3-carene. The therapeutic properties of pine oil are antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, adrenal cortex stimulant as well as stimulant to the circulation and nervous system.
Psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, poor skin, scabies, sores, and fleas. It gives you a balanced, smooth, renewed and shinny skin. . It is also used in removing lice from hair. Antiseptic and hence it is used in treating boils, cuts, sports injuries, and athletes foot. Pine essential oil is widely used as massage oil and bath oil. Hence it is used in soap making.