Baltic Amber has traditionally been used as holistic remedy to treat aches and pains particularly in the Nordic regions of Europe. Although often referred to as a gemstone, Baltic Amber is actually fossilized tree resin that has washed down to the shores of Lithuania from the forests of Sweden over centuries.
The ancient people of these regions believed that the necklaces and bracelets made from amber had healing powers and wore them as a remedy for aches and pains.
We now know that the power of Baltic Amber lies in its high concentration of the anti-inflammatory substance succinic acid. Succinic acid is a natural compound that reduces inflammation, and as a result pain, in the body.
Amber sourced from the Baltic regions has the highest concentration of this substance out of all of the amber varieties in the world, making Baltic Amber a great holistic addition to treatments addressing ailments including headaches, asthma, arthritis, and teething.
Recently, succinic acid has started to make waves in skincare as well, similarly for its ani-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and soothing effects.
At Powell’s Owls, we import our Baltic Amber jewelry directly from Lithuania, and guarantee authenticity through verification by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).