Balsam peru MT sphere of action is upon the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, acting as an expectorant. It also possesses stimulating properties and lessens the secretions. Useful in bronchial catarrh, with copious, purulent expectoration of muco-purulent material which is yellow, green and foetid. It is also recommended for hectic fevers, dependent upon a suppurative condition of the mucous membrane. According to Hale, cerate of the Balsam is the best application next to Glycerol of Aloes for indolent ulcers, cracked nipples, cracks in fingers and palmer surfaces of hands or fissured and chapped lips. It is used locally as a stimulant to raw surfaces in indolent ulcers, scabies, and cracked nipples. Promotes granulation, removes the fetid odour. Other indications include chronic catarrh of the bowels and bladder, debility, hectic fever, and even obstinate leucorrhoea.
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