Botanical Name: Populus balsamifera L
Country of Origin: USA
Method of Cultivation: Organic
Plant Part: Leaf Buds/Resin
Infused In: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Caution: If you are sensitive to aspirin, do not use. It contains salicin, which the body converts to aspirin. External use only.
Balm of Gilead Herbal Infused Oil, (also known as a macerated oil), (Populus balsamifera L), commonly called Balsam poplar, eastern balsam poplar, and tacamahac poplar has been used medicinally for centuries. Here in North American, also known as Cottonwood Trees, it is harvested by hand from the sticky resin of the “Cottonwood Leaf Buds”, which has an awesome sweet, clean fragrant aroma. This amazing oil is made by a gentle infusion of the fresh Cottonwood leaf buds in a base oil of extra virgin olive oil that produces a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic oil.
Topically used for many herbal applications and to help soothe general skin irritations such as minor wounds and burns, sunburns, cough syrups, bug bites, abrasions, bruises, contusions, ulcers, hemorrhoids, headaches, nerve pain, muscle aches and pains and many other skin issues. Balm of Gilead Herbal Infused Oil is a good choice when used as a base for salves and ointments for troubled skin. Also excellent when used in a massage oil. Its properties are noted as antibacterial, antioxidant, analgesic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and depurative.