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Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.

This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Utility  Trunk or branch Fence posts
Plant Sweatbath ceremony
Sap or juice Raw
Fruit Cones
Trunk or branch Wreaths
Leaf Tea
Leaf Branches as a pillow
Plant Hair ointment
Sap or juice Sealant
Sapling Animal trap, poles
Trunk or branch Fish nets, Insulation in spearing tent, stop sap boil over
Dye 
Medicine  Leaf Fresh on hot coals; infusion Colds/sore throat/earache Inhaled; drunk
Leaf Infusion Digestion Colic
Plant Head/eyes Headache, sore eyes
Plant Respiration
Sap or juice Tea Kidney
Sap or juice Muscle pain/rheumatism Place resin on joints
Sap or juice Skin/sores/bleeding Place resin on sores


         
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