Benzoin Compound Tincture
Edgar Cayce recommended Benzoin for a wide variety of applications, most often as an ingredient in massage oil formulas and breathing formulas.
About Benzoin...The resin or gum from the benzoin tree is used as an aromatic in perfumes. Medicinally, benzoin has been used as an antiseptic treatment for dry, cracked skin and as an expectorant for respiratory conditions such as severe bronchitis. A tincture made from benzoin added to a vaporizor has been prescribed for croup. The resin, also called gum benjamin, ranges in color from pale yellow to red brown and is harvested by making incisions into the tree?s bark to establish a flow, which then hardens into lumps.
(3542-1) ...At any period when there are severe reactions, it will be helpful to have the burning of certain fumes in the room - as in a croup cup or boiling water. To a pint of boiling water, put half an ounce of Compound Tincture of Benzoin. Just breathe the air or the fumes from this - it will be helpful.
(1553-6)... Have a general massage using an equal combination of Olive Oil and Compound Tincture of Benzoin, over those portions of the limb and along the spine. This will not only aid in quieting the body but the absorption of these properties will stimulate the better circulatory forces, with the suggestive forces as to the activity of the flow of circulation in the system - and thus quieting the nerves, stimulating the ganglia. And especially make this stimulation, through the massage, in the areas of the upper dorsal and across the lumbar and sacral, as well as the limbs - or those centers from which impulses for nerve and blood supply are received for circulatory forces to the limbs. Edgar Cayce Health Care Philosophy
Suggested Use: Adults, dry the affected area, saturate a cotton applicator with the compound and apply undiluted to affected area not more then every 2 hours. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Ingredients: Benzoin, Aloe, Storax, Tolu Balsam, Alcohol(77%).