Eastern Hemlock

Botanical Name Tsuga canadensis 
Botanical family Pinaceae 
Origin Canada 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Twigs and needles 
Note Middle Top 
Appearance limpid, fluid and mobile liquid 
Color colorless 
Odor typical of conifer, soft and reassuring 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (50%): pinenes, camphene, myrcene, limonene
Esters (30%): bornyl acetate 
Therapeutic properties  1. Balsamic, anticatarrhal, mucolytic  
2. Anti-infective
3. Atmospheric antiseptic
4. General tonic and stimulant  
5. Essential oil of passage, used in palliative care
6. Cortical stimulant (imagination, inspiration)  
Main therapeutic indications  1. Balsamic, anticatarrhal, mucolytic
2. Anti-infective  
3. Atmospheric antiseptic  
4. General tonic and stimulant
5. Essential oil of passage, used in palliative care
6. Cortical stimulant (imagination, inspiration)
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