On the way down he identifies trees by which needles are best to sleep on: balsam fir is good.
Sickness, thou mayest intrude, but I have a balsam ready—God has chosen me.
When the heart is sick and sorest, There is balsam in the forest–– There is balsam in the forestFor its pain.
On the spot where he died he encamped; and caused the body to be embalmed with balsam, myrrh, and aloes.
balsam Peru is a healing balm for burns of this classification.
Turpentine of Canada, called Canada balsam, is extracted from the Pinus canadensis and balsamea.
The genius of Jewish history has the balsam of consolation to offer.
His palm, sticky with balsam gum, quivered in Quintana's grasp.
Or the plug may be dipped in Friar's balsam, or tincture of Kino.
The wind is lighter and you know what Fred said about the Spruce probably doing better than the balsam in a light breeze.
1570s, "aromatic resin used for healing wounds and soothing pains," from Latin balsamum "gum of the balsam tree" (see balm). There is an isolated Old English reference from c.1000, and Middle English used basme, baume, from the French form of the word. As a type of flowering plant of the Impatiens family, it is attested from 1741.