styrax benzoin dryander

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Used Part.

Resinous secretion (balm)

Active Principles.

Although the official is the benjuí Sumatra, sometimes also used the benjuí of Siam (especially in industry, such as flavoring)

Benjuí Sumatra (Styrax Benzoin Driand, Styrax paralleloneurus Perkins) balsamic acids (25 - 30%) Cinnamic, Benzoic and its esters. Triterpenoids acids derived from oleanólico: resinólico - sia, sum - resinólico; vanillin (0. 5%)

Benjuí of Siam (Styrax tonkinensis (Pierre) Craib. Composition similar to that of Sumatra, with a much smaller proportion of Cinnamic acid, being the main component benzoate coniferilo.

Drug Action.

Expectorant, antiseptic, antifungal, healing.


Bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema, asthma. In topical use: wounds, sores, dermatomycosis, gingivitis, parodontopatías, acne, boils, eczema, psoriasis, scalds.

Side Effects.

The fumes released by the benjuí accesses can trigger coughing.

The resin powder can cause sneezing and contact dermatitis in susceptible individuals.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Resin: 250 - 500 mg / dose, two or three shots a day (as expectorant and antiseptic lung)

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 to 30 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) from benjuí: 40 - 60 drops, one to three times a day.

External use: in the form of ointments, lotions, liniment.


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