Common Name: Balsam Fir
Latin Name: Abies balsamea
Balsam Fir is one of my closest essential oil companions.
My experience highlights Balsam Fir essential oil's wonderful immune supportive, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The pronounced monoterpene content of Balsam Fir essential oil suggests it can support movement in the body.
This means it can open up the lungs and sinuses, and vitalize the overall energy in the mind and body.
In the GC/MS report on Balsam Fir, we usually find some carene (δ-3) and limonene (d), along with (α) and (β) pinenes.
Some of the research properties for each component:
Carene (δ-3) -- anti-inflammatory and mucolytic
Limonene (d) -- activates white blood cells, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, immunostimulant, skin penetration enhancer
Pinene (α) -- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal (candida), antispasmodic, antiviral
Pinene (β) -- anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antispasmodic
To translate the research...