This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
A mixture of the alcohol-soluble constituents of benzoin. 10 gm.; aloes, 2 gm.; storax, 8 gm, and balsam of Tolu, 4 gm., in sufficient alcohol to make 100 c.c.
Action and Uses: Compound tincture of benzoin is used as an application to the inflamed mucous membrane of the throat and bronchi by inhalation. It is soothing and acts as a stimulating expectorant. It is frequently administered by adding a teaspoonful to a glassful of boiling water and inhaling the vapor. It is also used as an addition to lotions of glycerol and water. It is useful as a stimulant and protective for ulcers, bedsores, cracked nipples and fissures of the lips, anus, etc.