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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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Heart and chest pain.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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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