Peru Balsam

What other names is Peru Balsam known by?

Balsam, Balsam of Peru, Balsam Peru, Bálsamo del Perú, Balsamum Peruvianum, Baume du Pérou, Baume Péruvien, Baume de San Salvador, Black Balsam, Indian Balsam, Myrospermum pereirae, Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae, Myroxylon pereirae, Peruvian Balsam, Toluifera pereirae.

What is Peru Balsam?

Peru balsam is an herb. The oily sap from the bark is used to make medicine.

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