Common Name Benzoin
Latin Name Styrax benzoin
Folk Name Ben, Gum Benzoin
Medical Uses  Used externally as a mild stimulant and antiseptic in irritable conditions of the skin. It acts as a calming agent when taken internally  and mildly expectorant diuretic and antiseptic to the urinary passages. In the form of Compound Tincture of Benzoin, it is used as an inhalant with steam in laryngitis and bronchitis. 
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