Popular Balsam Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Populus balsamifera

Balm of Gilead, Balm Poplar, Black Poplar

Source Location

Plant part used

Canada

Buds & stems

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distilled

clear to yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

Medium strong

Fragrance

Fresh and sweetly resinous and woody

Benefits

Skin health: bruises, injuries, eczema, scars, wounds; muscles and joints: sprains, strains, aches, arthritis, rheumatism; fever, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, prostate issues, kidneys, digestion

Blends Well With

St. John's Wort, German Chamomile, Vanilla, Vetiver, Blue Tansy, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang

Constituents

a-bisabolol, y-curcumene a-eudesmol, y-muurolene, 1,8-cineole, y-amorphene

Properties

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antihistamine, antiallergic

Safety

Donít use during pregnancy or when nursing. Drug interactions Inhibits CYP2D6 enzyme