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Molecular profiling of Peru Balsam reveals active ingredients responsible for its pharmaceutical properties

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Peru Balsam, a resinous substance derived from Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae, has historically been used as a topical ointment for various skin conditions such as scabies, poorly healing wounds, eczema, and haemorrhoids. The ingredients responsible for these properties are not fully elucidated. We investigated the chemical composition of two Peru Balsam samples, one historical and one modern, using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify the active ingredients responsible for its ...

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10.1080/14786419.2020.1753056

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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AH/N007174/1
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Natural Product Research More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
23
Pages:
5311-5316
Publication date:
2020-04-21
Acceptance date:
2020-04-02
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1478-6427
ISSN:
1478-6419
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English
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1098350
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pubs:1098350
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2020-04-02

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