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Overview Information

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.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • 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 fir for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if fir is safe or what the side effects might be.

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



We currently have no information for FIR Interactions.



The appropriate dose of 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 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.

View References


  • Lanzerstorfer A, Hackl M, Schlömer M, Rest B, Deutsch-Grasl E, Lanzerstorfer C. The influence of air-dispersed essential oils from lemon (Citrus limon) and silver fir (Abies alba) on airborne bacteria and fungi in hospital rooms. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2019;54(3):256-60. doi: 10.1080/10934529.2018.1546498. View abstract.
  • Lunder M, Ro&#353;kar I, Ho&#353;ek J, &#352;trukelj B. Silver fir (Abies alba) extracts inhibit enzymes involved in blood glucose management and protect against oxidative stress in high glucose environment. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 2019;74(1):47-53. doi: 10.1007/s11130-018-0698-6. View abstract.

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