Friars Balsam Bp can be inhaled with steam vapour as a stimulating expectorant in coughs and catarrh. It can also be used as an antiseptic and protectant to minor cuts and abrasions.
How to use Friars Balsam Bp:
Friars Balsam Bp contains:
Prepared storax BP 10.0% w/v, Benzoin sumatra BP 10.0% w/v, ethanol, purified water.
I have a Stoma and when my skin is raw the recommended product to use is Calamine Lotion. Unfortunately this dries to a powder and stops the colostomy appliance sticking to the skin. A friend told me to use Friars Balsam which is not only antiseptic but is sticky when dry. This works perfectly.
Born 1954. Bad sinus problems as a kid. I needed regular steaming with Friars Balsam to get to sleep. Also used frequently to dress childhood cuts, grazes and bad stings nettle and insect. A must for all family first aid kits!