Balsam fir has been used topically as an antiseptic and as an antibacterial in dentistry. It has also been used as a folk remedy to improve breathing. However, there is not enough research to determine a safe dosage internally beyond tiny amounts found in foods.
Balsam firs are well known for their use as Christmas trees!
Limited research is available on balsam fir. It has shown in vitro anti-cancer, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. Its uplifting aroma may also help with anxiety. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
Latin Name: Abies balsamea
Oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs with a somewhat resinous texture, a pale yellow color, and a fresh, woody, earthy sweet aroma.