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Balsam bush (Cedronella canariensis syn. Cedronella triphylla)

Balsam bush


germ-inhibiting, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiseptic

Areas of application:

Stimulates circulation, helps clear the airways in cases of bronchitis and coughs, laryngitis, headaches and body aches, arthritis, bruises

Plant parts used:

Leaves, flower buds and stems

Collection time:

June to September, leaves just before flowering in June

To find:

The balsam bush can be found on the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores.


Essential oil with over 200 components, phenylpropane, menthyl chavicol (ssp. anisata), monoterpene pinocarvone (ssp. canariensis)


The leaves of the balsam bush can be used for smoking and in fragrance mixtures.

A tincture made from balsam bush, echinacea and aloe vera juice helps with flu, inflammation of the respiratory tract, cold symptoms and to stabilize the immune system.

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