Myroxylon Pereirae. Nat. ord., Leguminosae.
Synonym. - Myrospermum Peruiferum.
Balsam of Peru.
This balsam, which exudes from the trunk of the tree after the bark has been scorched and removed, comes from Salvador in Central America.
Characters and Tests. - A reddish-brown or nearly black liquid, translucent in thin films; having the consistence of syrup, a balsamic odour, and an acrid, slightly bitter taste; soluble in 5 parts of rectified spirit. Undergoes no diminution in volume when mixed with water.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies. Allen's Encyclopaedia.
Preparation. - Solution in rectified spirit.