Research shows that amber contains many valuable microelements such as: silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, organic compounds combined with iodine, volatile substances, resin acids that stimulate the nervous system, regulate the functioning of the kidneys and intestines, are anti-inflammatory and anti-toxic.

What’s more, amber-based medications and ointments are recommended for all kinds of asthmatic, migraine, rheumatic ailments, as well as thyroid and throat disorders.

  • Its antibacterial properties facilitate healing and lower blood pressure, increase bile secretion, calm down and activate the body to fight diseases and regenerate. The analysis of amber’s properties shows that the acid and amber oil contained in them destroy free radicals and bacteria, have regenerative, disinfecting, moisturizing, oxygenating, nourishing properties and many more.

    Unpolished ambers emit negative ions, which positively influence the ionization of indoor air and neutralize the negative influence of electromagnetic waves sent by home and office devices.

  • Another advantage of using amber is the fact that preparations based on this precious stone improve skin tone, protect against harmful UV radiation, reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and prevent hair loss.

    In addition, crushed or even powdered amber is recommended as a natural peeling, and a bath with the addition of amber-based salt or with its natural pieces has relaxing properties, just like a massage with their use.

Top 10 medical benefits of using natural amber*:

1. Stress relief

Amber oil helps in eliminating stress. The aroma of amber, however, has a long-lasting and mild effect, reducing stress and ensuring a good night’s sleep.

2. It reduces inflammation

This is mainly due to its rich anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, it soothes irritation and swelling of the skin. Being a powerful antioxidant, it helps in removing free radicals produced.

3. Perfectly eliminates pain and muscle cramps

Amber oil quickly soaks the skin, penetrating deep into the tissue and unblocking the blood flow in the capillaries. It’s used in the form of ointments and lotions for massages and compresses in cases of rheumatic and post-traumatic pains.

4. It protects the heart

Amber oil helps protect the heart by preventing fatal problems like high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol in the body. It also supports proper blood circulation by rubbing or massaging diluted amber oil onto the body.

5. It strengthens the immune system

Amber essential oil has strong immunoprotective properties. It stimulates the production of white blood cells in the body. White blood cells help fight foreign pathogens and serve as the body’s second line of defense. Cells activate when pathogens attack and prepare antibodies to act against them.

6. It prevents degenerative diseases

Being a rich source of antioxidants, it helps to increase concentration and prevents long-term degenerative diseases that can be caused by lowered neuronal function.

7. Increases sex drive

Amber oil is a known aphrodisiac and can lift your mood after sniffing its scent for a few minutes. It has been found to be especially useful in men as it increases their sex drive.

8. It prevents kidney failure

Amber essential oils have also proven effective in treating kidney disease. Its therapeutic properties protect the heart against high blood pressure and cholesterol build-up.

7. It helps combat depression

It stimulates neurons and nerve endings, helping to maintain proper conduction of the nerve impulse and eliminating depression. It lowers the level of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. When cortisol levels drop, dopamine levels rise. Dopamine is the hormone that makes you feel good and happy.

9. It has antibacterial properties

Amber essential oil is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial agent. The antioxidant compounds in amber oil destroy bacterial cell walls and, in addition, destroy their structure.

10. Heals skin problems and softens the hair

Amber essential oil is widely used to treat various skin problems such as inflammation, eczema, and psoriasis. It helps to cleanse the skin and, further, promotes the growth of new cells. It also provides elasticity to tired skin. (

*The results of the tests carried out by the research team in the composition of: Dr hab. Iwona Arabas, prof. PAN, Antonina Leśniewska Museum of Farmacy in Warsaw, Department of History, Dr Joanna Popiołek, the Museum of History in Warsaw, mgr Alicja Pielińska, the Museum of the Earth PAN in Warsaw.

In short,
Amber oil's healing properties include:
    • Anti-inflammatory - Reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, and pain)

    • Pain Relief - Reduces pain

    • It protects the heart from fatal diseases

    • Supportive respiratory system - Reduces asthmatic effects

    • Antioxidant - removes free radicals

    • Strengthening - Strengthens the immune system

    • Antispasmodics - relaxes muscle cramps

    • Antipyretic - Reduces fever

* The author, Dr. Anupama Sharma, holds a PhD in medical biochemistry. For 3 years she has been a visiting lecturer at S.O.S in biomedical technology and the Faculty of Biochemistry at G. R. Medical College (Gwalior)

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