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Balsam fir gum is used in many ways and in many different fields.


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Natural Products
  • Herbal Products
  • Dental Products
  • Soaps, candles, perfumes and deodorants

Actions : - Helps eliminate toxins
- Immunostimulant
- Antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory
- Sedative, calming effect
- Improves blood coagulation
- Helps eliminate mucous from the respiratory tract
- Antiscorbutic
- Expectorant

Uses : - Treatment of upper-respiratory tract infections : colds, cough, sore throat, bronchitis
- Sleep disorders, stress, anxiety
- Treatment of wounds, cuts, dermal ulcers
- Constipation, abdominal or stomach pain
- Infection of the urinary tract or the bladder
- Dentistry, root canal treatments
- Rheumatism and kidney pain


  • Preparing microscope slides : microscope slides
  • High precision optical lens assembly

Actions : Canada balsam is used as glue

Uses : Balsam fir gum is used for optical lenses because, when dissolved in an equal volume of xylene, its refractive index is almost exactly the same as that of glass.


  • Paint and Varnish Industry

Actions : Used as a plasticizer for varnish and can be used as a varnish when diluted with a small quantity of denatured alcohol. The resin can be mixed with oils (linseed, copal).

Uses : Specialized paints and varnishes for antique furniture and musical instruments.



46 à 50% : "Acides abiétinoliques"
24 à 28% : Pinene
8 à 10% : Abietic acid
12 à 16% : "Abiotérécène" succinic acid and a bitter principle with the following microcomponents : cadinene, camphene, carene, limonene, pinicrine