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Balm

Balm

1. (Science: botany) An aromatic plant of the genus melissa.

2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.

3. Any fragrant ointment.

4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. Balm for each ill.

(Science: zoology) balm cricket, the European cicada.

(Science: botany) balm of gilead, a small evergreen african and Asiatic tree of the terebinthine family (Balsamodendron Gileadense). Its leaves yield, when bruised, a strong aromatic scent; and from this tree is obtained the balm of gilead of the shops, or balsam of Mecca. This has a yellowish or greenish colour, a warm, bitterish, aromatic taste, and a fragrant smell. It is valued as an unguent and cosmetic by the turks. The fragrant herb Dracocephalum Canariense is familiarly called balm of gilead, and so are the American trees, Populus balsamifera, variety candicans (balsam poplar), and abies balsamea (balsam fir).

Origin: oe. Baume, OF. Bausme, basme, f. Baume, L. Balsamum balsam, from gr.; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. Basam. Cf. Balsam.


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... or maybe three days, my skin has started peeling (how ironic is that since you just mentioned it). the only thing I did was put a layer of Tiger balm on it. I don't know if this peeling is a good thing or not. I will have to see where it goes. It is peeling in an upward direction starting at ...

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... also advised that the practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine can also provide sufferers of this condition with an excellent form of 'Tiger Balm', to be applied to the skin. Many doctors who know about myiasis in tropical countries will tell you that this can stop flies pupating on the skin, ...

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