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 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.

How does it work ?

Fir might act as a germ-killer. It might also help control blood sugar levels.

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