Balsamum peruvianum (Bals-p)

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Balsam of Peru. Myroxylon Pereirae. N. O. Leguminosae. Tincture of the balsam that flows from the stems.

Clinical: Bronchitis. Catarrh. Cracks. Epistaxis. Hectic. Itch. Phthisis. Ulcers.

Characteristics: Peruvian Balsam has been chiefly used empirically in catarrhal phthisis or bronchial catarrh with copious purulent expectoration. Sputa thick, creamy, yellowish white; loud rĂ¢les, night sweats, hectic. Hale has used it with success in "chronic, purulent, fetid anterior or posterior nasal catarrh, with or without ulceration." He says that a cerate of the Balsamum peruvianumBals-p is the best application next to Glycerole of Aloes for indolent ulcers, cracked nipples, cracks in fingers and palmer surfaces of hands, or fissured and chapped lips. The Balsamum peruvianumBals-p is also used externally for killing the acarus of itch. All parts affected are gently rubbed with it at night and a bath taken in the morning. A single application is sufficient. It has been proved by Lembke.

SYMPTOMS.

5. nose: Bleeding from r. nostril without coryza, or sneezing, or blowing nose; repeated at 7 p.m. Profuse thick discharge from nose, whether chronic or otherwise. Ozaena with ulceration.

9. throat: Continued scraping of fauces.

11. stomach: Vomiting of food and mucus; catarrh of stomach. Mucous diarrhoea, etc.

13. stool: Copious liquid stool, painless. Passage of blood with normal stool (does not have piles).

14. urinary organs: Sticking and cutting in urethra. Urination more frequent and copious. Urine scanty, with mucous sediment; catarrh of bladder.

17. respiratory organs: Scraping in larynx in forenoon; dry cough.

18. chest: Cough, mucous and purulent expectoration. Phthisis of mucous type; vomica in lungs.

22. upper limbs: Oppressive pain in r. wrist.

23. lower limbs:

24. generalities: Debility; rhagades of nipples and fingers.