European silver fir
European silver fir


European silver fir is an evergreen, coniferous tree. People use fresh shoots, oil extracted from the needles, and extracts of the wood and bark to make medicine.

People use European silver fir for the common cold, cough, swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), and sore throat, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if European silver fir is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if European silver fir is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if European silver fir is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
  • Common cold.
  • Cough.
  • Diabetes.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Sore throat.
  • Stress.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of European silver fir for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of European silver fir depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for European silver fir. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if European Silver Fir interacts with any medicines. Before taking European Silver Fir, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


European silver fir might act as a germ-killer. It might also help control blood sugar levels. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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