Balsam Peru is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy and has a traditional reputation as a remedy for the affection of the respiratory system, itch, cracks in the skin, and hectic fever.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom.
The plant of Balsam Peru is found abundantly in Central and South America.
It is commonly known as Balsam of Peru or Myroxylon Pereirae and belongs to the family Leguminosae.
It is an invaluable remedy in the treatment of various ailments like rhinitis, common cold, and cough, cracked skin, hectic fevers.
The Mother Tincture of Balsam Peru is made from a balsam that flows from the stems of the plant.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Balsam Peru an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It has attained an important position in therapeutic purposes as it is specifically used for diseases of the respiratory tract, common cold, cough, bronchitis, itch, hectic fever associated with weakness, and for leucorrhoea and bladder disorders.
Balsam Peru Constitution /Personality
It is suited to people who are thermally chilly, and who have complaints of frequent running nose, itching in the nose, and catarrhal condition of bronchi.
It is adapted to the person who is blonde leu-co-phlegmatic mostly pale and anaemic.
Balsam Peru is indicated for reducing inflammation of mucous membranes and effectively treating conditions like runny nose and cold.
It’s particularly useful for catarrhal phthisis or bronchial catarrh with copious purulent expectoration. In cases of asthma, it’s beneficial when the sputum is thick, creamy, and yellowish white, accompanied by loud rales, night sweats, and hectic fevers.
This remedy is also valuable for chronic rhinitis, addressing purulent and fetid anterior or posterior nasal catarrh, often with or without ulceration.
In stomach infections progressing to indigestion with nausea and vomiting, Balsam Peru offers relief. It’s effective for various stomach-related disorders, including inflammation of the intestines leading to bloating and vomiting.
Balsam Peru is a top-listed remedy for skin eruptions and ulcerations associated with chronic nasal infections, such as colds, runny noses, and fever.
In cases of chronic lung inflammation, it helps relieve chest obstruction and breathlessness. For urinary disorders like bladder infection or cystitis with scanty urine, Balsam Peru is a valuable choice.
It can also be employed in cases of fever associated with cold and hay fever and for treating menstrual disorders with abnormal discharge.
As an external application, Balsam Peru tincture is used for indolent ulcers, cracked nipples, finger cracks, palmar surface fissures, and chapped lips. It’s also recommended for treating itch by gently rubbing it on the affected parts at night and taking a morning bath.
Balsam Peru Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Balsam Peru is often indicated for patients with an irritable mood, especially those prone to frequent coughs and colds. It’s useful for addressing weakness of memory, which can lead to a depression of spirit.
Additionally, it’s a valuable remedy for hectic fevers, which may result in memory loss and attacks after the fever has subsided.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for headaches, particularly when they are accompanied by common cold and fever.
These headaches typically manifest as pain throughout the entire head and are often associated with weakness, body aches, and sinusitis. The pain in the head is usually dull and pressive in nature, extending through the head.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for allergic eye conditions characterized by redness and increased sensitivity of the eyes.
These symptoms are often accompanied by dryness of the eyes. Individuals may experience soreness and inflammation of the eyes, which is frequently linked to chronic nasal complaints, such as a runny nose and sinusitis.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for relieving itching in the ears caused by frequent coughs and colds, which can lead to inflammation of the ear canal.
This remedy is also effective in addressing progressive deafness, often resulting from the spread of infection from the nose to the ears, leading to otitis.
Additionally, Balsam Peru is a great choice for treating tinnitus in the ears that arises after recurrent rhinitis and sinusitis. Many individuals experience a sensation of fullness in the ears along with this symptom.
Furthermore, it is effective in managing buzzing in the ears, particularly when it is associated with chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. This remedy is also beneficial in alleviating earaches in children suffering from allergic rhinitis and bronchitis.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for nosebleeds that do not occur spontaneously from the right nostril.
This condition often presents without the usual symptoms of coryza, sneezing, or the need to blow the nose.
Furthermore, Balsam Peru is an effective choice for addressing cases of bronchitis or asthma with a profuse, thick nasal discharge, whether the condition is chronic or acute.
In addition, it is a great remedy for treating ozaena, which is characterized by an unpleasant odor from the nose and ulceration of the nasal septum.
Balsam Peru is indicated in cases where there is flapping of nostrils with breathlessness causing a pale sickly appearance of the face.
The look on his face is dull as if exhausted and weakness is exceedingly weak with a pale face due to a hectic fever.
Balsam Peru is indicated for sore throat where there is the continued scraping of fauces, the throat is red and inflamed.
It is indicated in, cases of bronchitis with a sticky cough the cough settles in the throat the patient feels as if scraping in the throat.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for addressing irregular pulsations of the heart and false chest pain. These symptoms often manifest as a consequence of chronic cough, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
Balsam Peru is indicated in cases of laryngitis, characterized by a scraping sensation in the larynx, particularly in the forenoon, leading to a dry cough.
This remedy is suitable for individuals who frequently regurgitate thick mucus that has accumulated in the chest.
Balsam Peru is effective in addressing coughs with mucous and purulent expectoration.
It is also valuable in cases of bronchitis and phthisis with thick, creamy, and mucopurulent expectoration.
In conditions of asthma, especially when there are loud rales in the chest and associated breathlessness, Balsam Peru can be beneficial.
This remedy is particularly suitable for cases with a loose cough.
In cases of hectic fever and night sweats, accompanied by an irritating, short cough and very scanty expectoration, Balsam Peru may provide relief.
Balsam Peru is a valuable remedy for addressing the phthisis of a mucous type, addressing the accumulation of mucus in the lungs.
Balsam Peru is a great remedy for addressing stomach disorders characterized by vomiting of food and mucus, as well as catarrh of the stomach.
This remedy is also effective for mucous diarrhoea that is accompanied by vomiting of food and mucus.
Balsam Peru is a wonderful remedy for addressing uneasiness in the abdomen, as well as symptoms of nausea and vomiting of food.
It is also effective in treating diarrhea, especially when there is the passage of copious liquid stool, often without pain.
In cases where there is the passage of blood with normal stool, even when the patient does not have piles, Balsam Peru can be a valuable remedy.
Balsam Peru is a wonderful remedy for addressing urethritis, characterized by sticking and cutting sensations in the urethra.
In cases of cystitis, it proves valuable when there is frequent and copious urination. Additionally, it is effective for managing catarrh of the bladder, where mucus sediments in the urine, resembling the remedy Chimaphila.
This remedy is also indicated for treating conditions of scanty and infrequent urination, often accompanied by mucous sediment and catarrh of the bladder.
Balsam Peru is a beneficial remedy for male sexual organ-related issues, particularly in cases of frequent gonorrhea. It is characterized by a discharge of mucus before urination and painless but copious urination.
Balsam Peru has a beneficial effect on female genital issues, particularly irregular menses and leucorrhoea. It is effective in cases where there is abnormal discharge accompanied by weakness and exhaustion.
Balsam Peru is indicated for bone pains and aches in individuals prone to frequent colds and coughs, which can lead to painful conditions in the arms and forearms.
It is particularly effective for pain in the bones of the hands, elbows, and wrists, with oppressive pain often occurring in the right wrist.
In the lower limbs, especially the feet and legs, Balsam Peru is a great remedy for severe pain in the left tibia and boring pain in the right tibia.
It is also a valuable remedy for general debility that follows hectic fevers, often accompanied by rhagades on the fingers. These symptoms typically occur in individuals who experience coughs, colds, running nose, and sinusitis.
Balsam Peru is indicated for backache, particularly when the pain is located beneath the middle of the back and is often associated with stiffness.
This condition can cause a slight, dull pain that affects the entire backbone, leaving the patient feeling weak and exhausted.
Balsam Peru is a beneficial remedy for various fever conditions. It is indicated for throat infections with a scraping sensation. This remedy is particularly useful in cases of fever associated with colds and hay fever.
In mild forms of fever, especially in children, it can help relieve symptoms such as thick nasal discharge, which may be chronic or acute, often accompanying bronchitis or asthma.
Balsam Peru is also indicated for fevers associated with nose infections, characterized by thick yellow mucus discharge and nasal ulceration. Additionally, it can be of assistance in fevers related to urinary disorders, such as cystitis and urethritis, accompanied by copious mucus discharge in the urine.
Balsam Peru is an effective remedy for various skin conditions when used externally. It is particularly useful for treating indolent ulcers, cracked nipples, cracks on the fingers and palms, and fissured or chapped lips caused by dehydration and dryness.
This remedy provides relief from itching, especially when cracks are present on the skin surface, mainly affecting the fingers and palms.
Balsam Peru tincture is also employed for external application in cases of itch. The affected areas are gently rubbed with it at night, followed by a bath in the morning.
This remedy is highly recommended for skin eruptions and ulcerations often associated with chronic nasal infections, such as colds, running nose, and fever.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Balsam Peru gets aggravated when in the open air and exposed to cold wind.
The skin conditions of Balsam Peru are by rubbing the itchy surface and washing or bathing.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Balsam Peru are Balsamum Tolutanum and balsam of Myroxylon toluifera in conditions of chronic bronchitis with profuse expectoration.
It is complementary to Oleum caryophyllum in cases of profuse septic expectoration-3 to 5 drops in milk or the form of capsules.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Balsam Peru in urinary catarrh is Chemaphila.
In Asthma and bronchitis, in general, it is similar to kali sulphuric, Animonium Tartericum.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of rhinitis, and stiffness of joints.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Balsam Peru match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Balsam Peru and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Balsam Peru is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with itchy and cracked skin. External homeopathic uses are, it can be applied locally to raw surfaces of skin in indolent ulcers, scabies, cracked nipples, rhagades, and itch.
It is used as an external application to promote granulation tissue in wounds, and it helps to, removes fetors.
A one percent solution in alcohol or ether may be used with the atomizer or in steam water in respiratory affections.
It can be given internally, as an expectorant, in chronic bronchitis.
It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of rhinitis and itchy skin as well as cracked skin and should only be given when all the symptoms of Balsam Peru are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs in cases of chronic bronchitis.
This lower potency of Balsam Peru works well to treat the conditions like epistaxis, and purulent expectoration and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- bronchial catarrh
- purulent expectoration
- hectic fever
Balsam Peru Side Effects
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Balsam Peru are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics.
It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.