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.