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Peru Balsam – Myroxylon balsamum
Aroma – Rich, sweet, balsamic, ‘vanilla-like’
Parts Used – Crude balsam is collected from the trees. In its crude form it solidifies into a dark-brown semi-solid mass.
Extraction Method – High vacuum dry distillation
Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stimulant
Interesting Fact – The name “Balsam of Peru’ is derived from the fact that it was shipped from Peru. Peru Balsam is produced almost exclusively in El Salvador.