Published September 18, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Balsamum peruvianum, Peruvian balsam, Balsam Peru.
Peruvian balsam consists of the balsam generated from scorched tree stems of Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms var. pereira (Royle) Harms [Fam. Fabaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
Peruvian balsam contains 50 - 70 percent of an ester mixture composed mainly of benzyl esters of benzoic and cinnamic acid.
for infected and poorly healing wounds, for burns, decubitus ulcers, frost bite, ulcus cruris, bruises caused by prostheses, hemorrhoids. Contraindications Distinct allergic dispositions.
Allergic skin reactions.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Galenical preparations containing 5 - 20 percent Peruvian balsam, for extensive surface application not more than 10 percent Peruvian balsam. Mode of Administration Galenical preparations for external use.
Not longer than one week.
Promotion of granulation process
Antiparasitic (especially for scabies).