The balsamic gum or resin is sometimes used as a condiment (FAC).
• Arabs use the resin in sesame oil for tumors (JLH).
• Asians suggest 1/2 to 10 grains internally as a stimulant (DEP).
• Lebanese combine resin with alcohol as antiseptic or disinfectant (HJP).
• Lebanese combine the resin with butter, honey, or olive oil as skin ointment (HJP).
• Lebanese suggest the diluted resin for venereal diseases (HJP)
Was this article helpful?