Balm of Gilead (Populous balsamifera) oil is an analgesic, anti-microbial, skin re-generator and cytophalactic (encourages cell growth so it aids in healing).
Its resin is an ingredient in cough syrups and first-aid salves, used to heal small wounds, cuts, and scrapes.
The buds can be placed into warm olive oil, animal fat or alcohol to extract its healing properties.
When mixed with essential oils, it’s a powerful yet gentle combination!
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