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Description

BALSAM FIR GUM RESIN

PINUS BALSAMEA - ABIES BALSAMEA

ORIGIN: CANADA - NORTH AMERICA

THIS RESIN IS EXTRACTED FROM TREES OF CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA.   

ITS AROMA IS SWEET - CREAMY-BALSAMIC - SPICY - SLIGHTLY PEPPERY - FRESH NOTES

THE FRAGRANCE CALMS ANXIETY, IS GROUNDING, AND CAN BE HELPFULL IN STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS.

BLENDS WELL WITH PALO SANTO (BURSERA GRAVEOLENS) - PINE (PINUS EDULIS) - WHITE SAGE (SALVIA APIANA) - JUNIPER (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS)

HISTORY AND TRADITION        

HISTORICALLY, NATIVE AMERICANS USED THIS RESIN AS A BALM FOR WOUNDS AND ABRASIONS, AND ALSO BURNED IT FOR ITS EXCELLENT AROMA.

INFORMATION      

PLANT NATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA AND CANADA, THE GENERIC NAME ABIES, ALREADY USED BY THE LATINS, ACCORDING TO AN ETYMOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION, MAY DERIVE FROM THE GREEK WORD ΒΙΟΣ = LONGEVITY. THE SPECIFIC NAME BALSAMEA DERIVES FROM THE GREEK ΒΛΣΑΜΟΝ = BALM AND REFERS TO THE RESINOUS SUBSTANCES, USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BALSAM.

HISTORICALLY, NATIVE AMERICANS HAVE APPLIED THE BALSAM FIR TO THE SKIN AS A POULTICE TO TREAT BURNS AND WOUNDS. DURING THE CIVIL WAR, BALM OF BALSAM FIR WAS REPORTEDLY USED TO TREAT COMBAT INJURIES. THE ESSENTIAL OIL OF CANADA BALSAM HAS BEEN USED FOR COUGHS AND COLDS.

THE PINUS BALSAMEA BELONGS TO THE PINACEAE (PINE FAMILY). IT IS A NORTH AMERICAN TREE CLOSELY RELATED TO THE FRASER FIR (ABIES FRASERI). IT IS SMALL- TO MEDIUM-SIZED, GROWING FROM AROUND 46 TO 66 FEET, WITH A NARROW CONIC CROWN. IT HAS SMALL, NEEDLE-LIKE, RESINOUS, DARK GREEN LEAVES AND NARROW CONIC CROWN. MANY ANIMALS EAT FOOD FROM THE TREE, INCLUDING MOOSE, SOME TYPES OF SQUIRRELS, CROSSBILLS, CHICKADEES AND TYPES OF CATERPILLARS. OTHER ANIMALS USE THE PINUS BALSAMEA FOR SHELTER.

CONTENTS: ALLOAROMADENDRENE - ALPHA-BERGAMOTENE - ALPHA-CUBEBENE - ALPHA-MULTIJUGENOL - ALPHA-SELINENE - AR-CURCUMENE - BETA-BISABOLENE - BETA-CUBEBENE - BETA-ELEMENE - BETA-FARNESENE -BETA-HUMULENE - BETA-MUUROLENE - BETA-SELINENE - CALAMENENE -CALAMESENE - CARIOAZULENE - CARYOPHYLLENES - COIPAIFERIC ACID -COPAENE - COPAIFEROLIC ACID - COPALIC ACID - COPAIBIC ACIDS - CYPERENE -DELTA-CADINENE - DELTA-ELEMENE - ENANTIO-AGATHIC ACID - GAMMA-CADINENE - GAMMA-ELEMENE - GAMMA-HUMULENE - HARDWICKIC ACIDS -ILLURINIC ACID - KAURENOIC ACIDS - KAURENIC ACID - KOLAVENOL 1 -MARACAIBOBALSAM - M-ETHLYL COPALATE - PARACOPAIBIC ACIDS -POLYALTHIC ACID - TRANS-ALPHA-BERGAMOTENE