This substance is frequently adulterated; indeed, fully one half that sold for copaiba does not contain 10% of the genuine balsam.
It has an odor similar to that of copaiba, is bitter and aromatic.
Amongst the diuretics in ascites, Wilks places the resin of copaiba first.
Turpentine and copaiba have something in their favor in ulceration.
The resin has been employed as a substitute for copaiba balsam, and plasters are made of it.
It is best combined with a little confection of orange peel, which effectually covers the taste of the copaiba.
The action of turpentine resembles that of some other substances which contain resin, as copaiba and Balsam of Peru.
copaiba and powdered cubebs, equal parts; conserves of roses and orange peel, of each (in equal quantities), q. s.
Rubber, copaiba, tolu, and vegetable ivory are gathered by Indians from the forests.
From balsam of copaiba, by distilling off the oil until the residuum assumes the consistence of an extract.