Other names: Lucerne
Scientific name: Myroxylon balsamum
Common names: Bamo, palo de bam (Spanish America in general), cedro … and M. balsamum var. pereirae yield gums called tofu and Peru balsam, … Hakka food rich in flavour
Ayurvedic names: Brahmi Rasa, Kashaya. Guna, Guru, Snigdha. Virya, Seeta
Bangladesh names: Balsam peru
Arabic names: بلسم توفو (belsam tufo)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Whole herb, sprouts
Annual/Perennial: annual and perennial
Height: 35 meters in height (tree)
Known Constituents: Usually 25-50% free or combined acids expressed as cinnamic acid (C9, H8, 02)
Solubility: Practically insoluble in water, very soluble in alcohol
Known as a nutritious plant, it contains Vitamins A, B vitamins, C, E, K and a varitey of minerals and trace minerals. A green plant famed for its high chlorophyll content. When in bloom it contains beautiful purple flowers.
Traditional Use: For topical use, mix 1 part balsam gum or Oil with 3 parts of a carrier … Prepare tofu dressing by mashing tofu with tahini, miso, wakame, and spices.
Clinical Use: For topical use, mix 1 part balsam Gum or Oil with 3 parts of a carrier oil—for … and Oil, wheat Germ Oil, Rapeseed/Canola Oil, Tofu, beans, and Sea vegetables. …. Clinical studies using boswellia have yielded good results in both …