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 râles, 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.
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.