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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To try this treatment, fill a bowl with boiling water and add menthol, eucalyptus, olbas oil or friar's balsam - pop a towel over your head and breathe in deeply through your nose for 10-15 minutes, three times a day.
I've tried surgical spirit, Friar's Balsam and urine in a bucket - you dip your hand in it.
A few drops of friar's balsam or Olbas oil on your pillow will help open up your airways.
The young Northamptonshire all-rounder said: "I've tried surgical spirit, Friar's Balsam and urine in a bucket - dip your hand in it.
I have a pain in my nose when I wake, caused by inhaling friar's balsam that was too strong, two years ago.