BALSAM OF PERU (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereira): May assist rheumatism pain, stimulate heart, increase blood pressure, assist with flu, colds, viral infection, cystitis, stress and nervousness. Is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary), anti-catarrh, cicatrizant – promotes epithelial cell growth (epithelium – cellular tissue covering surfaces, forming glands, and lining most cavities of the body), diuretic, expectorant, and stimulant. Beneficial for dry, chapped skin (use on skin diluted in carrier oil), eczema, rashes (diaper), cracked nipples, sores, wounds, parasites (ringworm, itch mite and eggs), scabies, fungus, chronic asthma, bronchitis (chronic and asthmatic), coughs, tuberculosis, and lessens mucus secretions. Assists rheumatism pain, stimulates heart, increases blood pressure, flu, colds, viral infections, cystitis (coli-bacillus), stress, and nervous tension. Found effective for scabies in dogs and cats by brushing it on the fur.
Emotional Influence: Warming, opening, comforting, has a wonderful aroma everyone will enjoy. Promotes feelings of safety and of being nurtured. Said to promote confidence. It is black and gummy and may stain.
Descriptor: Stimulates liver, aids digestion, tonic, decongestant
Constituent: Monoterpenes/Esters. antispasmodic.
Wild: El Salvador