Balsam fir  resin is also called Fir tree gum, Oleoresin, Balsam fir oleoresin, Canada balm, Turpentine (medical), Canada turpentine,Canada balsam, Balsam fir gum,  Balsam fir sap, Fir tree sap and Abies balsamea resin is an exudate from the balsam fir.

The balsam fir, often referred to as a fir or Christmas tree, is a member of the pinaceae plant family. Its sub-family is called abietoideae and its Latin name is Abies balsamea (terebenthina canadensis). It is mainly found from east-central Canada starting in Alberta to the Maritimes. The balsam fir covers all of the Maritime provinces, about two-thirds of Quebec and Ontario, a third of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and parts of Alberta.

The balsam fir is the emblem of New Brunswick.

In the United States, it can be found throughout Maine and Vermont, covering two-thirds of New Hampshire, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and in parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

CAS NUMBER: 8007-47-4

The CAS number or CAS registry number of a chemical substance is its unique registration number in the database of the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The CAS assigns numbers to each chemical substance and provides information such as its viscosity, volatility, and chemical components. The CAS registry number for Balsam fir tree resin is 8007-47-4  

CANADA BALSAM               


This is an English/French document published by the ministry (# 1182F), written and presented by F. Bender in 1967 at the Northern Forest Research Center in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a very complete document from the period on Canada balsam. In it can be found such information as export quantities from 1941 to 1950 and a table on exports from 1961 to 1965.


An abstract is a summary of a research article. These are produced by the Chaire de recherche sur les agents anticancéreux d’origine naturelle (research chair on anticancer agents of natural origin) of the LASEVE laboratory of the department of basic sciences at the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi, under the supervision of professors/researchers Dr. Jean Legault and Dr. André Pichette. This research laboratory researches and studies medicinal or therapeutic molecules that may be found in the flora of Quebec.



This document of 50 pages emitted by University of Quebec to Chicoutimi, the Pulpit of Research on the Anticancer agent, of the Analysis Laboratory and Vegetable Separation of Essences (LASEVE) in a very technical contents. However it will please the chemist wishing to perfect his knows on the oleoresin of fir tree.

Canadian  PATENT # 2944873

The Canadian patent for the "Picoué" (pickway) harvesting tool was issued on March 7, 2017. The initial application for the patent (first application) was filed on October 15, 2015. This patent was abandoned in favour of a second one filed on October 11, 2016.

A patent application in the United States issued under the competence and professionalism of Manuel Fortin, a patent agent with the firm Prévost Fortin Daoust, is currently progressing and remains under his supervision. Date of application 2016/10/04.


We are a company governed by the Quebec Business Corporations Act. Legally constituted on July 3rd, 2017 to the Registraire des Entreprises of Québec under: Gomme de Sapin du Nord inc. and  Fir Tree Gum of  the North inc. whose business number is 1172911613

The company is registered as business of purchase and wholesale or retail selling, and possesses legally the right to perceive the taxes of sales, which are subscribed to the following number:

TVQ:  1224884091   TQ001                                                                                                   TPS/TVH:  70350 5727   RT0001


Meets the standard of the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Permit Authorizing retail sale in general preparation

Mandatory training in food preparation, quality control and labeling