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tincture

 [tingk´chur]
an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable drugs or chemical substances.
compound benzoin tincture a mixture of benzoin and several other ingredients in alcohol, used as a topical skin protectant.
iodine tincture a preparation of iodine and sodium iodide in diluted alcohol, used as a topical antiinfective.

bal·sam

(bahl'sam),
A fragrant, resinous or thick, oily exudate from various trees and plants.
Synonym(s): balm (1) , oleoresin (3)
[G. balsamon; L. balsamum]

balsam

(bôl′səm)
n.
1.
a. Any of several aromatic resins, such as balsam of Peru and balsam of Tolu, that contain considerable amounts of benzoic acid, cinnamic acid, or both, or their esters.
b. Any of several other fragrant plant resins, such as Canada balsam.
c. A similar substance, especially a fragrant ointment used as medication; a balm.
2. Any of various trees, especially the balsam fir, yielding an aromatic resinous substance.

balsam

An oily or gummy resin, usually containing benzoic or cinnamic acids, obtained from various trees and used to flavour medicines or as an inhalant.

balsam

an oily and resinous substance extracted from various plants, which is used as a mounting fluid in microscopy and as a constituent of medicines and perfumes.

bal·sam

(bawl'săm)
A fragrant, resinous or thick, oily exudate from various trees and plants.
Synonym(s): balm (1) .
[G. balsamon; L. balsamum]
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PILING UP: The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative created a pile the size of a human being of Himalayan balsam on the banks of the Deveron
The trust spokesman said: "Himalayan Balsam was introduced as a garden plant in 1839, but soon escaped and became widely naturalised along riverbanks and ditches, especially close to towns.
Himalayan balsam is fairly easy to pull out because of those shallow roots and as you tugged you could see the bank collapsing.
The authors also found that riverbanks with a large abundance of native plants are more likely to resist invasion by Himalayan balsam.
|Friends of Hailey Park will be out in the park on Sunday, June 11, 2pm-5pm, pulling up Himalayan balsam. Himalayan balsam is a non-native, invasive plant, which was introduced to the UK in the 19th century.
And on May 19 Fairandfunky teamed up with River Holme Connections to clear the River Holme of rubbish and Himalayan Balsam.
Research shows 13% of riverbanks in England and Wales have been taken over by Himalayan Balsam which can grow up to three metres tall.
The three non-native plants most commonly encountered in Britain of concern to homeowners, landowners, insurers, banks and other lending agents are Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam.
Tasks awaiting the Dingle Volunteer Group will include tackling invasive species like the Himalayan Balsam, making improvements to its wooden boardwalk and various clean ups.
In the north west states it is considered a ''superweed'' and has a similar status to that of Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam here.
HIMALAYAN balsam. This Asian beauty has spread widely over the past seven decades becoming a local nuisance which severely damages native vegetation.