balsam fir

April 24, 2018

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
May 14, 2018

Fir / Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) Research

Latin Name: Abies balsamea Family: Pinaceae Balsam fir has been used topically as an antiseptic and as an antibacterial in dentistry.  However, there is not enough research to determine a safe dosage internally beyond tiny amounts found in foods. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found […]