Item No: 53518
Ages: 3 months and up
Parental supervision recommended. Not to be chewed or placed in mouth: Choking Hazard. Baltic amber is a fossilized resin produced by ancient pine, cedar and larch trees which grew in Northern Europe around the Baltic Sea 40 million to 200 million years ago. As atmospheric change occurred and the climate warmed, these trees extruded large amounts of resin in an effort to adapt to the earths changing environment. As the millenia progressed, these extrusions sank to the Baltic Sea floor and gradually stabilized. For centuries, amber has been used to relieve pain and discomfort in adults and children. When warmed by the skin, amber releases a homeopathic dose of succinic acid, the active ingredient in Baltic amber, which is a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex–the external layer of the stone. Raw and polished amber may be used for therapeutic and bactericidal purposes. Succinic acid improves immunity; stimulates the thyroid, and soothes inflammation. Amber is anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognized by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic. It is 12-13 inches long. It is made in Poland. An active ingredient is 3-8 percent Succinic Acid. Safety: Choking Hazzard, not for children under 3 years.