Canada balsam is applied directly to the skin to treat hemorrhoids and kill germs.
Historically, it has been used for burns, sores, cuts, tumors, heart and chest pains, cancer, mucous membrane swelling (inflammation), colds, coughs, warts, wounds, and as a pain-reliever.
In dentistry, Canada balsam is used in root canal sealers and pastes for cleaning teeth.
In foods, Canada balsam is used to flavor foods and beverages.
In manufacturing, Canada balsam is used in cosmetics as a fixative and fragrance and in ointments and creams. It is also used as cement for lenses and prepared microscope slides.
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