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Latin nameLarix laricina

French name: Mélèze Laricin

English name: Eastern Larch, Tamarack

Botanical family: Pinaceae

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Harvesting time: July to September

Parts distilled: Branches and needles


  • Circulatory system: Lymphatic stimulant.
  • Digestive system: Promotes digestion, appetizer, relieves mild intestinal spasms with an analgesic, antiparasitic, antifungal effect, relaxes the solar plexus.
  • Endocrine system: Cortisone imitator (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) with specific action on the smooth muscles of the organs.
    Immune system: Purifies the air, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, fights against tuberculosis, larvicide against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
    Respiratory system: Stimulates the lymphatic system, decongests the respiratory tract, reduces inflammation, fights tuberculosis.
  • The nervous system: Relieves pain, relaxes, tones the nervous system by promoting serotonin (happiness hormone).
  • Osteoarticular system: Reduces inflammation, relieves pain, decongests.

    - Mentally stimulating.
    - Improves concentration.
    - Promotes logical thinking.
    - Increases psychological resilience.

    - Effective against bronchitis, pneumonia and tuberculosis.
    - Promotes sleep and relieves chronic pain, fatigue and osteoarthritis.

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    - Several botanical references for the study of white spruce: Tisserand, R., Young, R., Essential Oil Safety, China, Elsevier Edition 2017.

The Laricin Larch or American Larch will also be named “Red Spruce” in the everyday language of our French ancestors. By simple ignorance of the different conifers, they grouped all the “needle trees” under the same name.

We know today that the Laricin Larch is one of the Pinaceae and not from the Epiceae family like the Black or White Spruce. The particularity of this native tree is that it is the only Canadian conifer to shed its needles in late fall. But, before losing its foliage, its needles will change from green to flamboyant golden yellow and will add to the many vibrant autumn colors of our beautiful Canadian forests.

The Larch is found throughout Canada. Lands conducive to its development are moist, light and well-drained soils, but it does not tolerate much shade, which would explain its presence in sphagnum bogs. Under ideal conditions, it can reach up to 22 meters in height after twenty years of growth. It grows three times faster than fir and spruce.

Its bark, gray when young, turns into small reddish-brown scales over time. Its cones measure less than 2 cm and can remain attached for 1 year. When flowering, the flowers of the male cones are yellow and those of the females are pink. Its flexible, soft-to-the-touch needles are soft green and measure 2 to 5 cm.. They grow back in spring in groups of 30 to 40 per bundle.

Its hard, heavy wood resists humidity well, making it an excellent choice for outdoor use. It is used to make patios, shingles, pilings, boats and canoe coverings, not to mention posts, piles and railway ties.. Formerly, barn floors were made with this type of wood, because its qualities allowed it to resist the hooves and urine of horses!

The Tamarack is the official iconic tree of the Northwest Territories.

Many Native American tribes used a decoction of larch needles and cambium to relieve symptoms of colds, flu or fever. The infused young branches also had a laxative effect.

Moreover, a poultice made from the inside of the bark and dried leaves was used to treat suppurating sores and stop bleeding.

This remarkable tree has numerous therapeutic virtues, contributing to relieve various ailments such as rheumatism, tuberculosis, anemia, and even gonorrhea.


None known, when used in physiological doses: 1-2 drops at a time, 2-3 times per day.


Essential oils offer numerous benefits for human, animal, insect and plant well-being. It is recommended to refer to specialized aromatherapy books for appropriate and safe use.

We also recommendconsult an aromatherapy professional, capable of targeting the biochemical groups and aromatic molecules of essential oils, in order to optimize the effectiveness of treatments.


It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dry place, away from light and air.

The information provided on this website is NOT a medical recommendation for treatment or cure of any medical condition or disease.

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