Peru Balsam


💊 Chemical information

Bals. Peruv.; Bálsamo del Perú; Balsamum peruvianum; Baume du Pérou; Baume du San Salvador; Peru balzamas; Peruánský balzám; Perubalsam; Perui balzsm; Perunpalsami; Peruvian Balsam.


In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Peru Balsam). The balsam obtained from the scorched and wounded trunk of Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae. It contains not less than 45.0% w/w and not more than 70.0% w/w of esters, mainly benzyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate. A dark brown, viscous liquid which is not sticky, is non-drying, and does not form threads. It is transparent and yellowish-brown when viewed in a thin layer. Practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in dehydrated alcohol; not miscible with fatty oils except for castor oil. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Peru balsam has a very mild antiseptic action by virtue of its content of cinnamic and benzoic acids. Diluted with an equal part of castor oil, it has been used as an application to bedsores and chronic ulcers; it has also been used in topical preparations for the treatment of superficial skin lesions and pruritus. It is an ingredient of some rectal preparations used for the symptomatic relief of haemorrhoids. Peru balsam is an ingredient of some preparations used in the treatment of respiratory congestion. It is also used in aromatherapy. Skin sensitisation has been reported.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Fr.: Tulle Gras Lumiere†; Pol.: Balsolan. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Anusol; Anusol Duo S; Anusol-A; Austral.: Anusol; Ayrton’s Chilblain; Austria: Mamellin; Pudan-Lebertran-Zinksalbe; Pulmex; Rombay; Vulpuran; Belg.: Perubore; Rectovasol; Braz.: Anusol-HC; Balmex; Calminex H; Claudemor; Chile: Pulmex†; Cz.: Pulmex Baby†; Pulmex†; Fr.: Agathol; Anaxeryl; Balsofumine; Balsofumine Mentholee; Brulex; Dermophil Indien†; Oxyperol; Perubore; Pommade Lelong†; Ger.: Anusol†; Nasenbalsam; Nasenbalsam fur Kinder; Peru-Lenicet†; Hong Kong: Anusol; Anusol-HC†; Haemoral; Indon.: Sapona; Irl.: Anugesic-HC; Anusol; Anusol-HC; Israel: Anusol†; Hemo; Pulmex; Ital.: Anusol; Fomentil; Malaysia: Anucare; Anusol; NZ: Anusol; Pol.: Aromagel; Depulol; Hemorectal; Pulmex Baby; Rectosec; Port.: Claudemor†; Rus.: Pulmex (Пульмекс); Pulmex Baby (Пульмекс Бэби); Theraflu Bro (Терафлю Бро); S.Afr.: Anugesic; Heilsalbe; Ung Vernleigh; Singapore: Anusol; Spain: Antigrietun; Balsamo Kneipp†; Cicatral; Grietalgen; Linitul; Vapores Pyt; Vitamina F99 Topica; Switz.: Demo pommade contre les refroidissements†; Der mophil Indien; Euproctol N; Haemocortin; Haemolan; HEC; Leucen; Nasobol†; Peru Stick; Perubare†; Pinimenthol Baby†; Pommade au Baume; Pulmex; Pulmex Baby; Rapura; Wala Baume nasal; Wala Baume nasal doux; Thai.: Anusol; UK: Anugesic-HC; Anusol; Anusol-HC, Plus HC; Dragon Balm; USA: Allanderm-T; Anumed; Anumed HC; Balmex Baby; Dermuspray; Dr Dermi-Heal; Flanders Buttocks; Granulderm; Granulex; GranuMed; Hemril; Mammol; Proderm; Saratoga; Xenaderm; Venez.: Claudemor†.
Published May 08, 2019.