She Balsam (Abies fraseri)
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Wood – light, soft, coarse grained, not strong. It is occasionally manufactured into lumber.
The following uses are for the closely related A. balsamea. Since this species also has blisters of resin in the bark, the uses quite probably also apply here.
The balsamic resin ‘Balm of Gilead'[11, 46] or ‘Canada Balsam’ according to other reports[64, 226] is obtained during July and August from blisters in the bark or by cutting pockets in the wood.. Another report says that it is a turpentine. It is used medicinally, also in the manufacture of glues, candles and as a cement for microscopes and slides – it has a high refractive index resembling that of glass[11, 46, 64, 82, 222, 226]. The average yield is about 8 – 10 oz per tree. The resin is also a fixative in soaps and perfumery.
Leaves are a stuffing material for pillows etc – they impart a pleasant scent[46, 61] and also repel moths
Cultivation & Habitat
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