friar's balsam

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friar's balsam

a complex mixture of natural medicaments including benzoin, storax, balsam of Peru, balsam of Tolu, aloe, myrrh, angelica and alcohol. Called also balsam traumatic.
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If bleeding occurs, pressure is applied and the wound is sealed with the tincture of benzoin and a pressure bandage.
For some dressings that needed to be in place for several days, Mastisol[R] liquid adhesive or compound tincture of benzoin was applied to the surrounding skin before the dressing was secured.
For 26 years, I had an antiquated system that consisted of Tincture of Benzoin and ostomy cement to adhere a Trojan-enz condom onto my penis.
Tincture of benzoin, which is an alcoholic solution, is a yellowish-brown fluid.