BALSAM FIR (Abies Balsamea)
Balsam fir essential oil is renowned for its benefits to the respiratory system, as well as its ability to soothe over-worked muscles and joints. The oil was recently harvested on Young Living's own Balsam Fir Farm and contains optimal levels of four important constituents: alpha pineane, beta pineane, camphene, and limonene, which give many of its soothing characteristics. Balsam fir lends its qualities to a variety of Young Living products including Young Living's specially formulated Deep Relief Essential Oil Roll-On.
Gary Young and his team recently harvested and distilled the Idaho Balsam Fir. It was January snowing heavily and only 9 degrees. You probably wonder why would they harvest the oil in those harsh weather conditions.
Gary has cut and distilled and tested the fir during each month of the year,and found that it's medicinal properties and chemical constituents were most potent during the most frigid time of winter. He said that the trees aresaturated with the oils then, as the oils protect the needles from freezing.
Balsam Fir Benefits
Balsam fir benefits all issues and emotional issues; alleviates depression; balances endocrine system; put in water and drink; gentle to skin and burns: equal to frankincense in DNA repair; will increase your aware-ness, attunement to nature, well-being; mix half and half with frankincense. According to Dr. Young, Balsam is being combined with frankincense to support the wellness of those who are battling serious illnesses. The fir tree - a tree commonly used as a Christmas symbol today - has been prized through the ages for its medicinal effects and ability to heal respiratory conditions and muscular or rheumatic pain.
Idaho Balsam Fir is a conifer oil distilled in northern Idaho that has a refreshing and uplifting scent. Those who have assisted in harvesting have reported unusually high energy, stamina and good mood, with the smell of balsam becoming intoxicating during the long cold days. Used in massage, it has a soothing effect on muscle and body discomfort associated with exercise. Idaho Balsam Fir has an approximate ORAC (antioxidant rating) of 205,047 (TE/L). (Photo courtesy of Brian Stansberry, Wikimedia Commons)
Medical Properties: Anticoagulant, Anti-inflammatory
Balsam fir is useful for respiratory conditions (asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic, coughs, sore throat, colds, flu, fever, muscular, arthritic, back and rheumatic pain, inflammation, osteoporosis,
cuts, infections, wounds, nervous tension, stress, anxiety and depression.
Balsam fir may enhance the production of hGH (human Growth Hormone) and reduce the levels of cortisol. Balsam fir is also very effective for soothing overworked or tired muscles (balsam fir with marjoram), ligaments (balsam fir with lemon grass), tendons and joints. Balsam fir is grounding, stimulating to the mind and relaxing to the body. The simple inhalation of Balsam Fir is shown to reduce cortisol levels by 40%. Therapeutic grade essential oils of Idaho Balsam Fir from Young Living are suitable and appropriate for the above applications. Many Young Living oils are approved by the FDA as "GRAS" and for use as a dietary supplement.
Essential oils from bath shops and natural foods stores are often perfume grade, thus may not yield therapeutic results and should never be taken internally. Perfume grade oils have been rendered toxic by the distillation method, fillers, chemicalextractants, etc. and may cause adverse reactions.
TESTIMONIES FOR IDAHO BALSAM FIR
Idaho Balsam Fir is a really wonderful oil. It positively affects emotional balance, muscles and bones and nervous system. It reduces stress and lowers cortisol levels 30%. Idaho Balsam Fir is a very calming and relaxing oil that also has been helpful for many to relieve pain in overworked or tired muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Many people find that it helps with back pain. Also used for burns, cuts, aches and pains, arthritis discomfort and respiratory conditions (asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, sore throat, colds, flu.
How to Use:
Apply topically or diffuse. Take one drop as a dietary supplement as needed.
I had a bone spur the size of the end of my thumb on the bottom of my heel which hurt like the dickens.
At night I could hardly wait to get off my foot because it hurt so badly but when I did, it hurt worse. During the night when I had to get up to go to the bathroom it took all I could muster up, to hobble to the bathroom because I couldn't put any weight at all on the foot.
I had tried R.C. because I had heard that it had dissolved other people's bone spurs. But it didn't help mine. I was to the point where I was maybeconsidering about going to the doctor to see about getting surgery on the heel because I was tired of the pain all the time. Then one day there was a medical doctor on T.V. and he was talking about doing laser surgery on bone spurs. So I was really interested in seeing what he had to say about it. The first thing he said was before they did surgery, they would give the patient cortisone shots and then see what happened. Da-a-a-a, What was the matter with me. Why hadn't I thought of that before? We have a natural cortisone like action with our tree oils so I applied Idaho Balsam Fir and R.C. together on my heel. The first night the pain was less and in three days the spur was gone and that has been over eight years and I have not had any problems since.
My husband was having the similar problem with his foot on the ball of the foot last spring and I applied Idaho Balsam Fir and R.C. to his foot and in a week his pain was gone and has not came back.
What a relief not to have to resort to surgery and go through more pain and compromise the immune system when we have these wonderful oils to help us. -Nancy
Idaho Balsam is an oil I will never be without again! I use it for depression, pain, and a slew of other things...Let me add that I have (had) fibromyalgia. I used Balsam from the day it came out, and now, I have about70-90% less pain than before...I really attribute it to Balsam oil! - Jessica
I use Idaho Balsam Fir in my massages when I run into a back muscle that will not yield to anything. Two drops and the muscle melts. If you are hurting, this would be the first oil I would grab, you may not need
another. - Janet
I have had really great success supporting my "recovering jaw issues" with Idaho Balsam Fir...I just rub a drop inside and a drop out right on the joint. I have had jaw issues for years. (I have a degree in vocal
performance...and we joke that it is 'singers jaw'.) Now...I only have a twinge every few weeks or so...and two drops of Balsam kicked it! Good Luck! - Jessica
My 13 yr old daughter was having bad pains in her stomach, enough to bring her to tears. There was no known reason. She applied Di-Gize with no help, then lavender, still nothing. Then she tried one of our newer oils, Idaho Balsam Fir, and within seconds of application the pain stopped. Idahob Balsam Fir has since become her favorite oil.After sharing her results with others in my family, they experienced similar "instant" help. If you don't have this oil, be sure and order it. It is on our Autoship every month so we never run out.PS - With gift giving always upon us for one reason or another, why not give someone, or even yourself, the Aroma Kit with all the oils. I have had my kit for several years and continually replenish the oils as needed, and it has been the greatest oil-investment I ever made. - Debra
Deep Relief Oil Blend
(includes Balsam Fir)This past weekend, I applied Deep Relief Roll-on to the neck of a disabled wheelchair-bound woman. Due to complications from a mosquito bite that affected her nervous system 42 years ago, her neck had been tilted to the left side, very tight and painful. The response was immediate and incredible. At first, she said she felt a burning sensation, which she said was tolerable, and about a minute or two later she was able to lift her head to a prone position which she had not been able to do for 42 years! She then asked me to apply the roll-on to be inside of her spastic, tight hands. Immediately, her hands became more pliable, and she was able to flex her fingers. Her eyes were filled with hope and she literally almost jumped out of her wheelchair. I wish everyone in Young Living could have seen the look of hope on her face and in her eyes. Even her aide, Patrick was astonished and mentioned that he had never seen her lift your head or be able to open her hands for the three years he's worked with her.I thank God (and Gary Young) for providing us with such wonderful products and for giving people hope, Thank you Young Living essential oils! - Lori
I had always found instant relief for my minor knee and back pains with PanAway. So, when the Deep Relief roll-on was introduced at convention, Iwondered why Young Living made a new formula instead of just putting PanAway in roll-on form. I decided to test Deep Relief against PanAway and I am just as pleased with the results and I like the aroma even better! - Stacey _____________________________________________
I have been using the new roll-ons from Young Living Convention and love them. I worked out for the first time in 6 months at the gym and had a stiff neck. Then I went grocery shopping, took out my Deep Relief, and put it on my neck in the store. I went on to finish shopping with much relief! -Linda
My husband and I are amateur ballroom dancers. We will be competing this weekend, Sept 27, and 28. Last Saturday, I stubbed my toe on one of my workout weights. The toe fortunately was not broken, but very bruised and painful. With the competition so close, I worried that I would not be able to dance competitively on that foot. I have been using the Deep Relief formula on that toe and have been able to dance on it in comfort. Further,the swelling and bruising have disappeared as of today. I have every confidence that by this week-end my foot will be competition ready. - Michelle _____________________________________________
I just got all three roll-ons and the deep relief is AMAZING! I kid you not I watched the muscles in my feet relax, I could see them jumping, looked like when a baby kicks a mom's stomach, I have never seen such a thing and the smell is much more pleasant to me than the PanAway. I got a bit too much on my neck though hoooheee is it a bit warm, smells great though and I have so much more energy since using my oils everyday! - Donna
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