Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used in jewelry and has been used as a healing agent in folk medicine.
Every Amber gemstone is unique and most likely mined from the Baltic region where most Amber deposits are found. It is estimated that there have been over 105 tons of Baltic Amber produced by the Palaeogene forests in Northern Europe. It is the largest known deposit of fossilized plant resin on earth.
It is proven that Baltic Amber contains 3-8% of succinic acid which is widely used in contemporary medicine. Succinic acid improves immunity, thereby strengthening the body.
During the Middle Ages when the plague swept across towns killing their inhabitants, Amber was used as a fumigant to prevent the spread of the disease. It has been noted that men fumigating with the substance never perished from the disease. Aromatherapy has become a popular use for Amber.
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