Baslam is a low plant with multiannual routes, light woody branches and yellow flowers blossoming from June till September. The therapeutical propertiess of balsam were known and renowned in ancient times. Therefore Galenos and Dioskourides suggested it as a diuretic, healing , emmenagogue and haemostatic. In the Middle Ages the plant was considered to posses magical powers, especially if it was collected on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, on 24th of June .According to popular beliefs, balsam was the herb to put away the evil spirits through its smell. It consisted a basic substance used in the mummification of the dead procedure, where the word “embalming” comes from. It has been used as a raw material for the production of yellow and red paint intended for the coloration of wool and silk yarns.
Science and popular healers place balsam among the most beneficial herbs for human.
Traditionally it has been used as a :
- Anti depressive , sedative, antispasmoic and enhancer of sleep quality in insomnia.
- Tonic and stimulating for physically impaired organisms under recovery.
- Soothing and relieving from bronchitis, cough, and asthma.
- Emmenagogous-menstrual regulator.
- Healing and anti inflammatory for burns and wounds. It is further considered to speed up the disappearance of leucorrhea and hard benign tumors of the skin.
- Appropriate for soothing stomach-enteric disorders.
The information mentioned herein have been taken from existing bibliography related to herbs and plants. Itcannotreplaceconsultation and remedies of specialized doctors.