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|Increases effects of phenobarbitol.|
Volatile oil increases narcotic effect of hexobarbital.
|CONTRAINDICATED:||NOT used during pregnancy or when night sweats are present.|
NOT used when thyroid activity is low.
NOT used with the presence of glaucoma.
NOT used with prostatic hyperplasia.
John Evelyn (1620-1706): "Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory, and powerfully chasing away melancholy."
Gerard: "It is profitably planted where bees are kept. The hives of bees being rubbed with the leaves of bawme, causeth the bees to keep together, and causeth others to come with them." And : "The juice of balm glueth together greene wounds."
Pliny: "When they (bees) are strayed away, they do find their way home by it." And: "It is of so great virtue that though it be but tied to his sword that hath given the wound, it stancheth the blood."
Avicenna (Muslim herbalist): "...to make the heart merry."
Culpeper: "...causeth the mind and heart to become merry." And: "Let a syrup be made with the juice of it and sugar....be kept in every gentle woman's house to relieve the weak stomachs and sick bodies of their poor and sickly neighbors."|