Black Spruce Resin (Picea mariana)
The Black Spruce thrives in the northern parts of the US and most of Canada. It has many medicinal uses; the Black Spruce Resin Resin can be made into a poultice or a salve to put on wounds to promote faster healing, the hardened resin makes a refreshing chewing gum that also aids digestion, and the young twigs can be brewed into a vitamin-enriched beer.
This naturally collected Black Spruce Resin also smells wonderful when used in smudging, capturing the deep thick wonderfully earth-centered smell of a dense pine forest. The smoke also aids the respiriatory and nervous systems and is said to bring balance to one's life.