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balm

 [bahm]
a soothing or healing medicine.

balm

(bawlm),
1. Synonym(s): balsam
2. An ointment, especially a fragrant one.
3. A soothing application.
[L. balsamum, fr. G. balsamon, the balsam tree]

balm

(bahm)
1. a soothing or healing medicine.
2. balsam.

lemon balm , sweet balm a preparation of the fresh or dried herb of Melissa officinalis, or the volatile oil; used for nervousness and insomnia, as a homeopathic preparation for menstrual irregularities, and in folk medicine.

balm

[bäm]
Etymology: Gk, balsamon, balsam
1 a healing or a soothing substance, such as any of various medicinal ointments.
2 an aromatic plant of the genus Melissa that relieves pain. Also called balsam.
Fringe medicine A floral essence said to be an antidepressant
Herbal medicine

(1) A perennial herb, the oil of which contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate, flavonoids, geraniol, polyphenols, tannin, and triterpenoids. Lemon balm is antihistaminic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, sedative, and tonic; it has been used for allergies, colds, depression, eczema, flu, headaches, insomnia, menstrual disorders, vomiting

(2) An extract of lemon—Citrus limon—that has been used topically for herpes simplex-induced cold sores

balm

(bawlm)
1. An ointment, especially a fragrant one.
2. A soothing application.
[L. balsamum, fr. G. balsamon, the balsam tree]

balm

1. An old-fashioned term for anything believed to sooth or heal.
2. An aromatic, oily resin exuded by various trees and shrubs and sometimes used in medicine as an ointment or inhalant.

balm,

n a healing or comforting ointment.

balm

(bawlm)
1. Synonym(s): balsam.
2. An ointment, especially a fragrant one.
3. A soothing application.
[L. balsamum, fr. G. balsamon, the balsam tree]

balm

1. a balsam.
2. a soothing or healing medicine.

Patient discussion about balm

Q. What do I do with this horrible Diaper Rash?? I have no idea what is up with my daughters diaper rash, she is a year old and I do everything to keep this rash from coming, but it comes back! All week I have let her run without a diaper on trying to let it air out as much as possible, (thank god for carpet shampooers).Is there any secret that someone has to getting rid of this rash?

A. My own daughter was yeasty from whatever they do to newborns in the hospital and I battled it ever day until I started taking garlic gel tabs. Because I breasfed her she got all the benefits of it and her bottom cleared right up.
Probiotics can help, yogurt, kefir and the like. Super Salve from supersalve.com is amazing in its healing abilities. Avoid processed foods and especially sugars.

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References in classic literature ?
The night fever over, I looked about for balm to that wound also, and found some nearer home than at Gilead.
It seemed as if Buckingham's departure had shed a balm on the lacerated hearts of the previous evening.
There was a rich widow disconsolate for the loss of her seventh husband, and to her wounded spirit I offered the balm of my vows.
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -- On this home by Horror haunted -- tell me truly, I implore -- Is there -- is there balm in Gilead?
This blessing of the old soldier, the only one bestowed upon their marriage-day, shed a balm on Ginevra's heart.
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore-- Is there--is there balm in Gilead?
If he be compassionate towards the afflictions of others, it shows that his heart is like the noble tree, that is wounded itself, when it gives the balm.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Having thrown a little balm upon the wound of the paternal heart, he pulled the ear of Grimaud, whose eyes sparkled more than usual, and regained his escort in the parterre.
With his air of looking down on the highest, and confidentially inviting you to be of his company in the seat of the scorner he is irresistible; his very confession that he is a snob, too, is balm and solace to the reader who secretly admires the splendors he affects to despise.
It broke in upon and dispersed his gloomy thoughts, and served as a balm to his lacerated heart.
We shall plant the other to-morrow, my dear Mynheer Cornelius," said Rosa, in a low voice, who understood the intense grief of the unfortunate tulip-fancier, and who, with the pure sacred love of her innocent heart, poured these kind words, like a drop of balm, on the bleeding wounds of Cornelius.