Definition of Balsam of peru

1. Noun. Dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases.

Medical Definition of Balsam of peru

1. A thick, dark brown liquid balsam obtained from Toluifera pereirae (family Leguminosae), containing 60% cinnamein; used as a healing application to wounds. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Balsam Of Peru

balsa raft
balsa wood
balsam Canada
balsam apple
balsam capivi
balsam family
balsam fir
balsam firs
balsam herb
balsam of Peru
balsam of copaiba
balsam of tolu
balsam pear
balsam poplar
balsam willow
balsam woolly aphid
balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegars

Literary usage of Balsam of peru

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"Balsam of Peru, 8 to 10 drops. Mix. Under the action of this ointment the progress of the ulcers is quickly stopped, and cicatrisation rapidly succeeds. ..."

2. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"A sort of ointment, composed of wax, oil, turpentine, sherry, and balsam of Peru, coloured with red saunders. It was once administered in pulmonary ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1892)
"An excellent anti-tuberculous agent is to be found in balsam of Peru, ... A plaster containing 1 part of balsam of Peru, 3 of adhesive plaster mass, ..."

4. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1881)
"THE ADULTERATION OF balsam of peru. ... Pure balsam of Peru is a mixture of about two-thirds, as a maximum, of benzyl cinnamate or ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"Balsam of Peru is a fragrant resin produced by several species of leguminous plants of the ... It is composed < the same substances as the balsam of Peru, ..."

6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1851)
"at Guatemala largely exports balsam of Peru to Europe, never heard of any other balsams obtained from this tree. It is remarkable, however, that Mr. Klee, ..."

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