- What other names is Copaiba Balsam known by?
- What is Copaiba Balsam?
- How does Copaiba Balsam work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Copaiba Balsam.
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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vomiting, diarrhea, rash, tremor, groin pain, and sleeplessness (insomnia). When used on the skin, it can cause redness, itching, and a rash that might leave brown spots after healing.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Copaiba balsam is safe when eaten as food, but it seems UNSAFE in medicinal amounts, which are typically higher. Stick with normal food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Copaiba balsam might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking copaiba balsam might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011