balsam of Peru

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Related to balsam of Peru: balsam of tolu, Peruvian balsam
  • noun

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dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases

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Balsam of Peru is a gum resin extracted from the Myroxylon balsamum tree, which is native to South and Central America.
Balsam of Peru is a complex substance made up of volatile oils and resins.
Perfume dermatitis in children sensitized to balsam of Peru in topical agents.
Eczematous allergy to balsams, allied perfumes and flavouring agents, with special reference to balsam of Peru.
Foods that contain or cross-react with balsam of Peru Chili peppers Chocolate Cinnamon Citrus fruit and its products Cloves Cola and spiced sodas (e.