CANADA BALSAM Overview Information
Canada balsam is a plant. People use it for medicine.
Canada balsam is applied directly to the skin to treat hemorrhoids and kill germs.
Historically, it has been used for burns, sores, cuts, tumors, heart and chest pains, cancer, mucous membrane swelling (inflammation), colds, coughs, warts, wounds, and as a pain-reliever.
In dentistry, Canada balsam is used in root canal sealers and pastes for cleaning teeth.
In foods, Canada balsam is used to flavor foods and beverages.
In manufacturing, Canada balsam is used in cosmetics as a fixative and fragrance and in ointments and creams. It is also used as cement for lenses and prepared microscope slides.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how Canada balsam might work.
CANADA BALSAM Side Effects & Safety
Canada balsam is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. Canada balsam needles and twigs are considered safe to be used to make food flavoring. However, there isn't enough information to know if it's safe when taken by mouth in amounts greater than those typically found in foods. Canada balsam is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when applied to the skin. There aren't any known harmful side effects of Canada balsam, but it hasn't been well researched by scientists.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Canada balsam if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
CANADA BALSAM Dosing
The appropriate dose of Canada balsam for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Canada balsam. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.