Amber Oil

Amber Oil (Oleum Succinum)

Amber is a fossil resin mainly of the Pine tree which can range in colour from orange, to dark brown, green, violet or yellow. The prized amber is found in the Baltic Sea, with the Dominican Republic coming second. It contains electromagnetic properties, which can influence brain waves, stimulate the DNA process, and cell mitosis on the vibrational level.

One can find a range of adulterated amber oil on the market containing synthetic fragrance or carrier oils. Real amber oil is prepared in beeswax and then combined with pure essential or carrier oils. It can also be prepared by heating the resin in an oxygen free container. Succinic acid is released into the air when amber is burnt, a rare substance in nature that happens to be the active ingredient in natural Baltic amber.

Medicinal Qualities

According to the King’s American Dispensatory, 1898, rectified oil of amber (oleum succini rectificatum) is the only derivative that can be used internally. The recipe of which is mixed in a glass of “oil of amber, 1 pint; water, 6 pints, and to distill until 4 pints of water have passed with the oil into the receiver; then separate the oil from the water, and keep it in a well-stopped bottle.” This can be used as a diuretic, antispasmodic by taking 5 – 30 drops on a teaspoon of sugar. For external application it serves as a rubefacient and as a liniment for palsy, and chronic rheumatism. The derivative succinic acid is a scientifically recognized antioxidant that stimulates the nervous system, counters the feeling of loss of energy, boosts awareness, and reduces stress. Nobel Prize winner, Robert Kock found there to be no accumulative effect in the human body after a surplus was ingested. Today one can find succinic acid in many medicines produced in the U.S. and Russia, as an aging inhibitor. Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS’ Institute of Pharmacology at the Tomsk Scientific Center wrote: “For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy.”

As a local application, oil of amber is a stimulant to the circulation of the blood, the nervous system, and for piles. It is also an antispasmodic when used as a liniment. Amber oil is absorbed by the skin easily, and able to counter any build up of negative ions, which occurs today if one is surrounded by electrical devices.


Amber Oil
Baltic Amber – Alternative Medicine
Felter, H. W et al. Oleum Succini.—Oil of Amber. King’s American Dispensatory, 1898
Gurudas. “Gem Elixirs and Vibrational Healing.” Cassandra Press, U.S. 1989.


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