Engelmann Spruce Essential Oil (Picea engelmannii)
Engelmann Spruce may also be referred to as Engelmann spruce, white spruce, mountain spruce, or silver spruce. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the needles, twigs/branches.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): Engelmann spruce, white spruce, mountain spruce, or silver spruce
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Botanical Genus: Picea
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
- Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
- Aroma chemistry: The main chemical components of Stillpoint Aromatic's Engelmann Spruce essential oil are from the monoterpene family. They are alpha pinene, delta limonene, and camphene. There is also a small amount of the ester, bornyl acetate.
- Indigenous Country: United States
- Cultivation: Wild Harvested
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Needles, Twigs/Branches
- Shelf Life: 3 - 4 years
[LC] Least Concern
- Wild Harvested
Benefits & Uses
Therapeutic Benefits of Engelmann Spruce:
Analgesic Anti-anxiety Anti-asthmatic Anti-bacterial Anti-fungal Anti-inflammatory Anti-oxidant Anti-rheumatic Anti-spasmodic Anti-viral Decongestant Deodorant Immune support Immuno-stimulant Nervine Sedative
Engelmann Spruce Blends:
Traditional Folklore of Engelmann Spruce:
The Engelmann Spruce tree has been traditionally used in the treatment of respiratory complaints, the treatment of tuberculosis, coughs etc. It was said that if the remedy from Engelmann Spruce did not work, nothing would. Traditionally the ashes of the twigs of the Engelmann Spruce were mixed with oil and used as an ointment to soothe and heal various skin issues. The pitch obtained from the trunk has been used in treating eczema.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Engelmann Spruce:
1st Chakra - Survival and Support 3rd Chakra - Personal Power 7th Chakra - Higher Information
Engelmann Spruce Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Contrasting primary successional trajectories of fungi and bacteria in retreating glacier soils.
- PubMed: Indirect and mitigated effects of pulsed resources on the population dynamics of a northern rodent.
- PubMed: Post-fire spatial patterns of soil nitrogen mineralization and microbial abundance.
- PubMed: Weather and climate controls over the seasonal carbon isotope dynamics of sugars from subalpine forest trees.
- PubMed: Temporal variation of nonstructural carbohydrates in montane conifers: similarities and differences among developmental stages, species and environmental conditions.
- PubMed: Diversity and species distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi along productivity gradients of a southern boreal forest.
- PubMed: Carbon balance of conifer seedlings at timberline: relative changes in uptake, storage, and utilization.
- PubMed: Use of temporal patterns in vapor pressure deficit to explain spatial autocorrelation dynamics in tree transpiration.
- PubMed: Influences of secondary disturbances on lodgepole pine stand development in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- PubMed: Controls of growth phenology vary in seedlings of three, co-occurring ecologically distinct northern conifers.
- PubMed: Hydraulic compensation in northern Rocky Mountain conifers: does successional position and life history matter?
- PubMed: Variability of Cenococcum colonization and its ecophysiological significance for young conifers at alpine-treeline.
- PubMed: Epiphytic lichen diversity on dead and dying conifers under different levels of atmospheric pollution.
- PubMed: Interacting influence of light and size on aboveground biomass distribution in sub-boreal conifer saplings with contrasting shade tolerance.
- PubMed: Nitrogen uptake and turnover in riparian woody vegetation.
- PubMed: Abiotic factors limiting photosynthesis in Abies lasiocarpa and Picea engelmannii seedlings below and above the alpine timberline.
- PubMed: Tracheid diameter is the key trait determining the extent of freezing-induced embolism in conifers.
- PubMed: Bacterial diversity associated with subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) ectomycorrhizae following wildfire and salvage-logging in central British Columbia.
- PubMed: Occurrence of ectomycorrhizal fungi on the forefront of retreating Lyman Glacier (Washington, USA) in relation to time since deglaciation.
- PubMed: Water use by whitebark pine and subalpine fir: potential consequences of fire exclusion in the northern Rocky Mountains.
- PubMed: Dependence of winter water relations of mature high-elevation Picea engelmannii and Abies lasiocarpa on summer climate.
- PubMed: Exposure to dust, resin acids, and monoterpenes in softwood lumber mills.
- PubMed: Carrier herbal medicine: traditional and contemporary plant use.
- PubMed: Diameter distribution of some subalpine fir stands in central British Columbia.
- PubMed: Structural scaling of light interception efficiency in Picea engelmannii and Abies lasiocarpa.
- PubMed: Xylem embolism in response to freeze-thaw cycles and water stress in ring-porous, diffuse-porous, and conifer species.
- PubMed: Importance of the method of leaf area measurement to the interpretation of gas exchange of complex shoots.
- PubMed: Photosynthesis, water relations and mortality in Abies lasiocarpa seedlings during natural establishment.
- PubMed: Semiochemicals produced by western balsam bark beetle,Dryocoetes confusus Swaine (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).
- PubMed: Physiographic, stand, and environmental effects on individual tree growth and growth efficiency in subalpine forests.
- PubMed: Influence of shoot structure on light interception and photosynthesis in conifers.
- PubMed: Evaluation of season, temperature, and water stress effects on stomata using a leaf conductance model.
- PubMed: Leaf conductance as a function of photosynthetic photon flux density and absolute humidity difference from leaf to air.
- PubMed: Deep undercooling of tissue water and winter hardiness limitations in timberline flora.
- PubMed: Importance of Aerodynamic Resistance to Water Use Efficiency in Three Conifers under Field Conditions.