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    Balsam Copaiba

    Copaifera Officinalis

    Balsam Copaiba

    What is it?

    Copaifera Officinalis (copaiba) is a well branched tropical tree that grows up to 100 feet tall. It has pinnate leathery leaves and blossoms are borne in whitish racemes; the flowers are white, small and aromatic. The fruit is a coriaceous legume containing only a single seed.
    The part of the copaiba tree that is used is the oleoresin (a clear yellow resin) accumulated in cavities within the trunk; it is obtained by making incisions in the tree trunk. Although this resin is referred to as a balsam, in reality it is more a natural oil; thick clear pale - to golden yellow color.

    Key Information

    • Acne - Because of its super anti-inflammatory power, Balsam Copaiba reduces redness around the acne, making it much less noticeable.
    • Sagging Skin - Balsam Copaiba oil boosts secretion of collagen and elastin to make skin firm and taut.
    • Varicose Veins - Balsam Copaiba oil is excellent for treating varicose veins. It improves blood circulation of veins close to skin, allowing them to drain back and reduce pooled blood. This gets rid of varicose veins.

    More Information

    The antimicrobial activity of copaiba oils was tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and dermatophytes. They are active against Gram-positive species (staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, and Enterococcus faecalis) in minimum inhibitory concentrations. The oils showed no activity against Gram-negative bacteria and yeast. Copaiba oils demonstrate peripheral and central antinociceptive effect. This effect may be useful in the treatment of algesic disorders.


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