Oregon Fir Balsam

Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Balsam, Balsam Fir Oregon, Balsam Oregon, Bálsamo de Abeto de Douglas, Baume d'Oregon, Baume de Pin d'Oregon, Coastal Douglas Fir, Douglas, Douglas de Menzies, Douglas Fir, Douglas Spruce, Douglas de Oregón, Douglas Taxifolié, Douglasia Verde, Falsa Tsuga Verde de Las Rocosas, Oregon Balsam, Pin d'Oregon, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia, Red Fir, Sapin Baumier d'Orégon, Sapin de Douglas.


Oregon fir balsam is a substance collected from the trunk of the Oregon fir tree. The balsam is used to make medicine.

Oregon fir balsam is used for burns, sores, cuts, heart and chest pain, and tumors.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how Oregon fir balsam might work.


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Uses & Effectiveness

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Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know if Oregon fir balsam is safe or what the possible side effects might be.


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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Oregon fir balsam during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of Oregon fir balsam depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Oregon fir balsam. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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