Balsam Fir

Botanical Name Abies balsamea 
Botanical family Pinaceae 
Origin Canada 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Needles 
Note Middle Top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color pale yellow 
Odor balsamic, resinous, fresh and sweet 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (60%): alpha-pinenes and beta-pinenes
Esters (10%): bornyl acetate 
Therapeutic properties  Anticatarrhal, balsamic +++  
Pulmonary decongestant ++  
Anti-infective ++  
Atmospheric antiseptic ++  
General tonic and stimulant ++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Sinusitis, otitis, colds, catarrh +++  
Bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema +++ 
General asthenia ++ 
Atmospheric purification ++
Osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism ++ 
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