Fir Shoots, Fresh (Piceae turiones recentes)

Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Frische Fichtenspitzen

Name of Drug

Piceae turiones recentes, fresh fir shoots.

Composition of Drug

Preparations from the fresh shoots, approximately 10-15 cm long, collected in spring, of Picea abies (L.) Karsten and/or A. alba Miller (syn. A. pectinata (Lamarck) de Candolle) [Fam. Pinaceae].

It contains essential oil.


Internal use:

Catarrh of the respiratory tract. External use:

Mild rheumatic or neuralgic pains. Contraindications None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:


Average daily dose is preparation equivalent to 5 - 6 g of drug. External:

In baths equivalent to 200 - 300 g drug for one full bath. Mode of Administration Galenical preparations for internal and external use.


Mild Antiseptic