- What other names is Tolu Balsam known by?
- What is Tolu Balsam?
- How does Tolu Balsam work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Tolu Balsam.
People take tolu balsam for cough, bronchitis, swollen airways, and cancer.
Tolu balsam is applied directly to the skin to treat bedsores, cracked nipples, cracked lips, and minor skin cuts.
Some people inhale tolu balsam to treat hoarseness and croup.
In foods, tolu balsam is used to flavor chewing gum, foods, and beverages.
In manufacturing, tolu balsam is used as a fixative, as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics, and as a flavoring in cough medicines.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Swollen airways.
- Bedsores, when applied to the affected area.
- Cracked nipples, when applied to the affected area.
- Cracked lips, when applied to the affected area.
- Minor skin cuts, when applied to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of tolu balsam during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Fever: Don't take tolu balsam if you have a fever or a condition that involves swelling.
Kidney disease: There is concern that tolu balsam might make kidney disease worse. Don't use it if you have kidney problems.
Tolu balsam allergy: Don't take tolu balsam if you are allergic to it.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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