Balsam Fir Essential Oil
Balsam Fir Needle
Species: Abies balsamea
Part Used: Needles & Twigs
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Aroma: Woodsy, Fresh
Analgesic, Antiviral, Antimicrobial, Fungicidal, Antiseptic
Disinfectant, Respiratory Ailments, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, Arthritis, Muscular Aches, Massage, Deodorizer
Commonly Blended With: Bergamot, camphor, cajeput, cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, niaouli, orange, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravintsara, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Fir is a plant. People use the shoot and oil for medicine.
Fir is taken by mouth for respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), colds, cough, bronchitis, fever, and sore mouth and throat. It is also taken for muscle and nerve pain, tendency toward infection, and tuberculosis.
Some people apply fir directly to the skin for muscle, nerve, and joint pain. It is also added to bathwater as a treatment for mental illness.
How does it work?
Fir shoot may reduce mucus production in the airways and act as a mild germ-killer. When applied to the skin, the essential oil increases blood flow to the area, causes redness, and creates a sensation of warmth, which can help relieve pain in the tissue underneath. –WebMD
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