BALSAMUM PERUVIANUMPeruvian Balsam, also known as Balsamum Peruvianum or Bals-p, is a remedy valuable for bronchial issues marked by thick, purulent expectoration and debility accompanied by hectic fever. Its applications extend to various bodily systems:

Nose: Effective for profuse, thick nasal discharge and eczema with ulceration, along with chronic, fetid nasal catarrh.

Stomach: Addresses vomiting of food and mucus, as well as catarrh of the stomach.

Urinary: Helpful in cases of scanty urine with mucoid sediment and catarrh of the bladder (cystitis).

Respiratory: Particularly useful for bronchitis and phthisis characterized by thick, creamy expectoration, loud chest rales, loose cough, and hectic fever with night sweats.

Relationship: Relates to Balsamum tolutanum for chronic bronchitis with profuse expectoration and Oleum caryophyllatum (Oil of cloves) for septic expectoration. Dosage typically starts with the first attenuation, while in cases of hectic fever, 6x potency is recommended.

Beyond its homeopathic applications, Peruvian Balsam finds use externally to stimulate healing in ulcers, scabies, cracked nipples, and itch, promoting granulation and eliminating odor. Internally, it serves as an expectorant in chronic bronchitis, with doses ranging from 5 to 15 M, often prepared as an emulsion with mucilage or egg yolk. Additionally, a one percent solution in alcohol or ether can be atomized for respiratory conditions.BALSAMUM PERUVIANUM



Profuse, thick nasal discharge
Eczema with ulceration
Chronic, fetid nasal catarrh

Vomiting of food and mucus
Catarrh of the stomach

Scanty urine with mucoid sediment
Catarrh of the bladder (cystitis)

Bronchitis and phthisis with thick, creamy expectoration
Loud chest rales
Loose cough
Hectic fever with night sweats

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
The information provided on this website is intended solely for educational purposes.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

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