This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics - Vegetable Kingdom", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia Medica And Therapeutics: Vegetable Kingdom.
Active Ingredients. - The composition of Balsam of Tolu is very similar to that of Balsam of Peru, and, like the last-named, is chiefly represented in cinnameine, cinnamic acid, and resin. It is soluble in alcohol, ether, and the volatile and fatty oils. The soft balsam contains a large proportion of oil, but less acid than the dry and brittle kind.
Physiological and Therapeutic Actions. - These are similar to those of Balsam of Peru.
Preparations and Dose. - Syrup. Tolutanus,
- j. (20. -
40.); Tiuct. lolutana, 3 j. - ij- (4. - 8.); Tinct. Benz. Co. (external).