Copaiba Balsam

What other names is Copaiba Balsam known by?

Balsam, Bálsamo de Copaiba, Baume de Copahu, Copaiba, Copaiba Oleoresin, Copaïer, Copaifera langsdorffii, Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera reticulata, Copaiva, Copayer, Jesuit's Balsam, Oléorésine de Copahu.

What is Copaiba Balsam?

Copaiba balsam is a sap-like substance (oleoresin) collected from the trunk of trees that belong to the Copaifera species. Copaiba balsam is processed to make copaiba oil. Both copaiba balsam and copaiba oil are used to make medicine.

People take copaiba balsam for treating bronchitis, hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, and bladder infections and other urinary tract infections (UTIs). They also take it as a stimulant.

In foods and beverages, copaiba balsam is used as an ingredient.

In manufacturing, copaiba balsam and copaiba oil are used in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes.

In pharmaceutical preparations, both copaiba balsam and copaiba oil are used in cough medicines and diuretics.

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