Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: Fresh, dark green needles and twigs
Chakra Association: Manipura (Solar Plexus)
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Sour, astringent, and woody
Largest Producing Countries: Native to Southern Europe, spread to North Africa and North America. Cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco
Traditional Uses: Enlivens and regulates the flow of blood, so it is important for menstrual difficulties. Helps with varicose veins, muscle and joint aches and pains. Circulates qi energy.
Properties: Anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial. Supportive to the circulatory and nervous systems.
Mental & Emotional Effects: Improves energy, reduces nervous tension. Conveys a feeling of cohesion and stability. Helps one cope with and accept difficult change due to its ability to circulate qi and blood.
Benefits: Supports circulatory and respiratory systems. Useful for lymphatic congestion, rheumatic pain, asthma, reduces cellulite.
Mixes well with: Clary Sage, Lemon, Rose Geranium, Helichrysum, Pine, Cedarwood, Lavender, Juniper, Bergamot, Orange, Cardamom, and Sandalwood
Safety Data: Generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic. Always test a small amount for sensitivity or allergic reactions
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