Thursday, September 1, 2011

Balsam fir essential oil

Balsam Fir essential oil, abies balsamea , has a crisp, clean Christmas tree aroma that is uplifting, warming and calming. Balsam fir oil is often used to combat the symptoms of colds - including sore muscles and chest congestion.Balsam fir essential oil is reported to be an anodyne, antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic, masticatory, and vulnerary, fir balsam is a folk remedy for bronchitis, burns, cancer, catarrh, cold, consumption, cough, dysentery, earache, gleet, gonorrhea, heart ailments, leucorrhea, paralysis, rheumatism, scurvy, sores, ulcers, urogenital ailments, warts, and wounds.
Fir Needle essential oil, abies balsamea , blends well with the following essential oils: pine, oakmoss, cedarwood, galbanum, benzoin, lavender, lavandin, and rosemary.
Balsam fir essential oil cautions - is reported to produce dermatitis when applied as perfume in concentrated form. Always use well diluted in an appropriate carrier oil.
Balsam fir properties - Antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, tonic.

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