Balsam Poplar Essential Oil for Pain Relief
Balsam Poplar Essential Oil for Pain Relief: All-Natural BullRyder Body Balm™ Active Ingredient
Benefits: pain relief for bruises, relieves pain caused by sprains and strains, reduces sore muscle pain and provides pain relief for injuries to the skin. Balsam Poplar essential oil is also antispasmodic and has an analgesic effect, and reduces tension.
Botanical Name: Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca
AKA: Balm of Gilead
Method of Extraction: steam distilled
Parts Used: buds and stems
Country of Origin: Canada (Alberta)
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antioxidant and antiallergic
Balsam Poplar essential oil, also known as Balm of Gilead essential oil, is one of the important pain relief ingredients found in all-natural BullRyder Body Balm™. Balsam Poplar essential oil is great for aches and pains, reducing inflammation, relieving pain caused by joint problems, and providing pain relief for muscle spasms, sprains and strains, torn muscles and ligaments.
Note: Balsam Poplar Essential Oil is but one component in our amazing all-natural BullRyder Body Balm™. Each of the active ingredients in our unique blend has exceptional pain relieving qualities alone but, in combination, the pain relieving qualities of each works synergistically with the others to produce an extraordinary pain relief salve whose unique formula was developed by Dr. Joie Power. The ten active ingredients in our all-natural BullRyder Body Balm™ include Essential Oils of: Balsam Poplar, Sweet Birch, Cajuput, Eucalyptus Globulus, Silver Fir, Helichrysum, Lavender and Plai plus St. John’s Wort Oil and Capsaicin.
Description and Uses: Balsam Poplar essential oil / Balm of Gilead essential oil is used for bruises, sprains/strains, sore muscles and injuries to the skin. Balsam Poplar essential oil is also antispasmodic and has an analgesic effect, and reduces tension. One of Balsam Poplar essential oil’s most noted effects is for reducing scaring and for wound healing.
One of the common names for Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) is Balm of Gilead. So how did a North American tree get named for an ointment that was found in the Middle East? It seems that when Europeans first came to North America, the native peoples shared a balm with them as a treatment all types of aches and pains and other discomforts. The English settlers named these healing buds ‘The Balm of Gilead’ after the ‘Healing Balm of Gilead’ that is mentioned in the Bible because the balm made from the buds of the Balsam Poplar had so many healing properties.
More Info: The name ‘Balm of Gilead’, Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera which is the same as Populus candicans and Populus tacamahaca) is also ascribed to other similar trees including the Black Poplar tree. The balm of Gilead mentioned in the Bible is believed to be an oleo-resin obtained from Balsamodendron, a plant now thought to be extinct. Many plants have been called balm of Gilead but there is only one in North America: the Balsam Poplar.
The Balm of Gilead herbal salve is made from handpicked buds and stems of the Balsam Poplar tree. To create the healing salve, the Balsam Poplar essential oil or an infusion of the buds can be mixed with a combination of bees wax and base oil. Balm of Gilead is traditionally used as a soothing relief balm for comforting minor aches and pains of arthritis, tendonitis, over exertion and many other painful conditions and can also be used as a chest rub for colds and flu.