What to do food wise with a Balsam Peru allergy
Review what you eat and see if there are any favorite foods on this list. If so, try to avoid or reduce their intake for one month. You may find that you are intolerant/allergic to them because of the Balsam of Peru chemical property in them. (Dietary Restrictions may take 3-4 weeks to show benefit! Be patient! The reason is this is a delayed response allergy. Therefore dietary corrections give a delayed response as well). If you improve, you should add back one food per week to see if avoidance really makes a difference. Frequently, one or two foods are truly found to be of fault. See Dr Mercolas advice on Balsam Peru Allergy.
Tomato, including tomato ketchup
Spices: Cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, curry, Spiced Tea['s
Chili Sauce, Chutney, Pickled Herring, Pickled Vegetables (eg Cucumbers, Beets)
Citrus Peel, Citrus Juice (Oranges, Lemons, Tangerines, Grapefruit)
Juices, Cola, Citrus Soft Drinks.
Pate, Bitters, Liver Paste, Vermouth, spiced beverages.
Perfumed Products: Tobacco (cloves), Perfumed Teas
Various Types of cough medicine and Lozenges.
Baked Goods with Citrus Flavor, Candy, Chewing Gum.
The prudent person would avoid scented products. The Smart Person would choose fragrance free and unscented Products.
Balsam Peru can also be known as:
Myroxylon Pereirae Oleoresin
Uses of Balsam Peru
Topical Medicaments (including suppositories) for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, etc.
Toothpastes, Dental Cements, Root Canal Cements, Fillings (This can be the Eugenol, Clove, or Cinnamic aspect of Balsam of Peru - eg. Fragrance property)
Cough mixtures and lozenges
Hair pomades and tonics
Cosmetics: powders, lipstick, soap, hygiene sprays, shaving lotions
Chrism (concentrated oil)
PLASTIC - (resorcinol monobenzoate exposure): plastic steering wheels prior to 1971, plastic sunglasses, hearing aids, ball point pens, mixing of glass ionimer cement in dentistry.
Perfumery - fixative and fagrance in floral, precious wood, rose, amber type fragrances.
Dentistry - Cements and Liquids
Painting - China and Oil
Beekeepers - resinous substances on poplar buds and honeycombs
Violinists - rosin used on the violin bow
Skin Care Products - Fragrances are often found in them and contain Balsam Peru Properties.
OTHER Products that might react like Balsam Peru
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