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EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION:The fir balsam, or the abies balsamea, is an evergreen, coniferous tree found throughout more mountainous regions of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The needles of this tree contain powerful compounds responsible for its healing properties and health benefits. The needles are steam distilled in order to extract an oil containing these healing properties. Fir balsam essential oil benefits are due to its unique composition of tricyclene, a-pinene, borneol, limonene, acetate, and myrcene. These compounds are known to have high antiseptic properties that stimulate the immune system. Recent studies have even shown that fir balsam oil may be a powerful actor in combatting cancerous cells in the body. It also has a history of being used for bronchial and respiratory issues.
Antibacterial and antimicrobial