balsam of Peru

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bal·sam of Pe·ru

a thick, dark brown liquid balsam obtained from Toluifera pereirae (family Leguminosae), 60% of which is the oily cinnamein; used as a healing application to wounds.

balsam of Peru

n.
The thick brown aromatic resin of a Central American tree (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) in the pea family, used medicinally in skin lotions, allergy testing, and cough preparations and in the manufacture of perfumes.

balsam of Peru

Herbal medicine
An evergreen tree, the resin of which is anthelmintic, antifungal, astringent and diuretic; it has been used internally and externally for haemorrhoids and skin infections.

bal·sam of Pe·ru

(bawl'săm pĕr-ū')
A liquid extracted from the bark of Myroxylon balsamum; has mildly astringent properties; other purported uses include as an antineoplastic, anthelminthic, stimulant, and as an adjunct during dental procedures. Adverse effects have been widely reported.
Synonym(s): Toluifera pereirae.
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En el Cuadro 1, se muestran los tratamientos y las variables evaluadas en las distintas fases de la propagacion in vitro de las especies de Myroxylon balsamum, Tabebuia crhysantha y Tabebuia billbergii.
Hard/ Name of Species Chemical (%) Softwood Cellulose Hemicellulose Lignin Hardwood Hymenolobium petraeum 42.2 27.2 28.4 Hardwood Myroxylon peruiferum 41.1 25.4 27.3 Hardwood Tabebuia cassinoides 44.2 29.4 25.6 Softwood Nectandra lanceolata 45.4 30.1 23.6 Hardwood Ocotea catharinensis 44.7 27.5 27.7 Hardwood Cedrelinga 40.6 29.5 27.2 catenaeformis Hardwood Cedrela fissilis Vell.
A cachaca armazenada em barris confeccionados com a madeira de balsamo (Myroxylon peruiferum) se assimilou, quanto as caracteristicas quimicas, a armazenada em barris de carvalho.
Por otro lado, tres especies tienen dificultad para estudios dendrocronologicos: Tachigali chrysaloides Van der Werff y Myroxylon peruiferum Lf.
(2004) indicate that the best insecticidal activity was detected for the isolated (E)-nerolidol (LC50=17 ppm), sesquiterpenes of Myroxylon balsamun (L.) Harms (Fabaceae).
2002), Erythroxulum (Weiil 1978), Myroxylon (Linares & Bye 1987), Prosopis (Hebbar et al.
25 Samara Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms 35 Samara Ormosia panamensis Benth.
Fluorescence in Caryocar costaricense, Copaifera aromatica, Astronium graveolens, Mora oleifera and Myroxylon balsamum was green, greenish, or weak green, whereas in Dussia macroprophyllata, Lecythis ampla, Hymenolobium mesoamericanum, Peltogyne purpurea and Tachigali versicolor it was yellow, yellowish or weak yellow (Table 3).
(2003b) em trabalho com mutambo (Guazuma ulmifolia), capixingui (Croton floribundus), canafistula (Peltophorum dubium), pau-dalho (Gallesia integrifolia) e cabreuva (Myroxylon peruiferum) concluiram que doses de FLL na formulacao 14-14-14 entre 3,2 e 4,8 kg [m.sup.-3] foram as que resultaram em mudas de melhor qualidade para todas as especies estudadas.