Balsam of Peru
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Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
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Essential oil obtained by distillation of Peruvian balsam bark exudate grown in India.
Peruvian balsam is a well-known respiratory anti-infective for inhalations: bronchial antiseptic, expectorant.
It clears the airways and will be indicated against chronic or acute bronchitis or even asthmatic, cough, flu...
It is expectorant and mucolytic.
Tree with a slender trunk reaching 15 to 20 m in height (spontaneous in El Salvador)
Ten-year-old trees are threshed and partially peeled at the end of the rainy season
The bare parts are burned with a torch for a few minutes, an injury which leads to the reaction of the tree and the formation of balm after a few days (the balm can also be extracted from the bark).
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* Bible Larousse des Huiles Essentielles. Thierry Folliard, éditions Larousse, Paris 2016