balsam fir

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Related to Abies balsamea: Abies fraseri, Betula papyrifera, Prunus pensylvanica, Larix laricina

balsam fir

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the root and needles of which once had currency as aromatic adjuncts in the sweat lodges of Native American, for whom it was used to treat asthma, colds, cough and as a laxative.