(Balsam of Peru).
Dr. Bosch has used this agent as a remedy for the itch. He used the black balsam of Peru both internally and externally; gave two drops of the first dilution night and morning, and, at the same time, caused all the parts affected with the itch to be rubbed with this balsam. A cure was effected in eight to fifteen days. Pereira says that “this balsam, alone or in the form of ointment, is sometimes applied to indolent, ill-conditioned ulcers; it cleanses them, promotes healthy granulation, and assists cicatrization. I have used it in some obstinate ulcerations about the nose. Dr. Ainsile speaks very highly of its powers of arresting the progress of sphacelous and phagedaenic affections so common and destructive in India. He recommends lint soaked in the balsam, to be applied night and morning.”.