Overview

Copaiba balsam is a sap-like substance (oleoresin) that's collected from the trunk of Copaifera trees. It is processed to make copaiba oil.

Chemicals in copaiba balsam and copaiba oil might help kill germs. Other chemicals in copaiba balsam might decrease swelling.

People use copaiba balsam for dental cavities, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, UTIs, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse Copaiba balsam with other balsams, including Peru balsam, Tolu balsam, Canada balsam, and Oregon Fir balsam. These are not the same.

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