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Canada balsam (Abies balsamea)



Interactions

Canada balsam/Drug Interactions:
  • AntibioticsAntibiotics: In laboratory study, three components of Canada balsam oil (alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, and alpha-humulene) have demonstrated MIC values of 13.6mcg/mL, 5.1mcg/mL, and 2.6mcg/mL, respectively, against Staphylococcus aureus (1).
  • Antineoplastic agentsAntineoplastic agents: In vitro, Canada balsam oil has demonstrated cytotoxic activity against solid tumor cell lines (2).

Canada balsam/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • AntibacterialsAntibacterials: In laboratory study, three components of Canada balsam oil (alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, and alpha-humulene) have demonstrated MIC values of 13.6mcg/mL, 5.1mcg/mL, and 2.6mcg/mL, respectively against Staphylococcus aureus (1).
  • AntineoplasticsAntineoplastics: In vitro, Canada balsam oil has demonstrated cytotoxic activity against solid tumor cell lines (2).

Canada balsam/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Canada balsam/Lab Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

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