Peru Balsam Materia Medica


The indigenous tribes of Central America began using Peru balsam medicinally long before the appearance of the Spanish. In this reference, it was employed as an antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic to treat chilblains, diaper rash, lice, ringworm, scabies, and indolent skin ulcers, including bedsores. Among the Choco Indians, the powdered bark served as an underarm deodorant.

Modern in-vitro studies have demonstrated that Peru balsam can inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as Helicobacter pylori (the bacterial species associated with
stomach ulcers). Peru balsam is still used extensively in commercial topical preparations intended for the treatment of wounds (including military wounds), skin ulcers and scabies.

Download this chapter to learn more about PERU BALSAM— Myroxylon pereirae.

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23 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Ringworm
Sefirot: Daat and Gevurah
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: history and plant characteristics; herbal and aromatherapy perspectives; the gemstone green apophyllite; homeopathic remedy Kalium
carbonicum; astral body, air organization and metal element; hysteria; Ringworm miasm; Daat and Gevurah.

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