Picea abies Spruce has helped people in case of colds, rheumatism and to heal wounds. Spruce resin, shoots and needled are valuable remedies. The needles are used to produce vitamin drinks and ethereal oil. They are rich in vitamin C and they contain iron, chromium, copper, aluminium, manganese and tannin. Tannin has antibacterial effect, so spruce needle tea is used in case of acute or chronic inflammations of respiratory organs.