Baltic amber contains 3-8% of succinic acid. It is still used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex, which is the external layer of the stone. This acid was scientifically examined for bactericidal purpose. The dry destillation divides amber into acid , oil and rosin, all high valuable.

Smoke of burning amber was recommended as a prevention from diseases. The characteristic aroma of resin is still used in aromatherapy.

Tinctures originate from XII century. They are based on beer, wine or water and were effective medicines for stomach and rheumatic aches.