Balsam of Tolu. A Balsam obtained by incision from the stem of Myrospermum (My-roxylon) Toluiferum. A species closely allied to M. PereirAe. Source, the Mountains of Tolu in New Granada, and other parts of South America.

Med. Prop. and Action. Stimulant expectorant. It is particularly recommended by its pleasant aromatic flavour, and is one of the mildest of the balsams: but it is, nevertheless, contra-indicated in all active inflammatory states of the lungs and air-passages. The Syrupus Tolutanus, in doses of exxx. - fl. drm. j., is an agreeable and useful adjunct to cough mixtures.

Qfflc. Prep. 1. Syrupus Tolutanus (Balsam of Tolu oz. j1/4.; Refined Sugar lb. ij.; Distilled Water Oj. Prepared by boiling the balsam in the water, adding sufficient water to make fl. oz xvj., straining the liquor when cold, and dissolving in it the sugar). Dose, fl. drm. j. - fl. drs. ij.

2. Tinctura Tolutana (Balsam Of Tolu Oz

iiss.; Rect. Sp. Oj. Prepared by maceration). Dose, fl. drm. ss. - fl. drm. j.

3. Tinctura Benzoini Compositus (See Benzoin)

Dose of Balsam of Tolu, gr. v. - gr. xxx.

Therapeutic Uses. Similar to those of Balsam of Peru, but milder.