Species: Abies balsamea
Country of Origin: Canada
The refreshing smell of balsam fir essential oil is like a walk in the forest. Fir trees (abies genus) are known in traditional folk medicine for their qualities in treating the a wide variety of ailments. Mainly, traditional folk medicine has used this wonderful smelling oil for treating colds, congestion, cuts and scrapes, in teas, sweat lodges, ointments, fatigue, rheumatic pain and diabetes. You can also use this oil to disinfect countertops, kitchens, bathrooms, campers and floors and more. Aromatherapists are finding it useful when inhaled to calm nerves and anxiety.
Current scientific studies are looking balsam fir as a possible natural treatment for diabetes. Other studies suggest that it may help fight aggressive breast cancer cells and other forms of cancer.