Benzoin Gum Powder
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Benzoin is the sap (gum resin) of trees that belong to the Styrax species. Don’t confuse benzoin with Siam benzoin (Styrax tonkinensis), which is used only in manufacturing and not as a medicine.
People take benzoin by mouth for swelling (inflammation) of the throat and breathing passages.
Some people apply it directly to the skin to kill germs, reduce swelling, and stop bleeding from small cuts. Benzoin is also used topically for skin ulcers, bedsores, and cracked skin. In combination with other herbs (aloe, storax, and tolu balsam), benzoin is used as a skin protectant. This combination is known as “compound benzoin tincture.”
By inhalation, benzoin is used to treat hoarseness (laryngitis), croup, and other respiratory conditions.
In dentistry, benzoin is used for swollen gums and herpes sores in the mouth.
In manufacturing, benzoin is used in making pharmaceutical drugs.
There is some evidence that benzoin might act as a skin protectant, and also help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up (expectorant).
• Swelling (inflammation) of the throat and airways
• Hoarseness, laryngitis
• Skin ulcers
• Cracked skin
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