Overview

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

People use copaiba balsam for swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs), and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, copaiba balsam and copaiba oil are used in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes.

How does it work ?

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

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