Balm, more properly known as balsam, is a gum derived from the balsam-tree. It was considered valuable in the healing of external wounds.
<p>Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8:22 ASV

Balm

Balm, more properly known as balsam, is a gum derived from the balsam-tree. It was considered valuable…

"Epidermis of the garden Balsam, showing stomata st, of an elliptical form." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Balsam

"Epidermis of the garden Balsam, showing stomata st, of an elliptical form." — Encyclopedia Britanica,…

"Balsam (Impatiens Noli-me-tangere). a, top of stem with leaves and flowers; b, ripe fruit unopened; c, ripe fruit, elastically opening." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Balsam

"Balsam (Impatiens Noli-me-tangere). a, top of stem with leaves and flowers; b, ripe fruit unopened;…

Also known as Abies balsamea. A North American fir, generally found in most of the eastern and central areas of the United States and Canada.

Pine Cone of Balsam Fir

Also known as Abies balsamea. A North American fir, generally found in most of the eastern and central…

This shows the staminate flower of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

Balsam Flower

This shows the staminate flower of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

This shows the pistillate flower of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

Balsam Flower

This shows the pistillate flower of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

This shows the fruiting aments of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

Balsam Fruit

This shows the fruiting aments of the Balsam, Populus balsamifera, (Keeler, 1915).

The balsam flower is native to India. Camellia-flowered balsam blooms at the end of July.

Camellia-Flowered Balsam

The balsam flower is native to India. Camellia-flowered balsam blooms at the end of July.

Balsam firs are found in balsams in Canada.

Balsam Fir

Balsam firs are found in balsams in Canada.

The common name of impatiens balsamina is the common balsam. The flowers are red. The flowers bloom in the summer. The plant grows between one and two feet tall.

Flowering Shoot of Impatiens Balsamina Flore-Pleno

The common name of impatiens balsamina is the common balsam. The flowers are red. The flowers bloom…

This variety of balsam has purple flowers that bloom in August. The plant grows to be ten feet tall. The plant is a hardy annual.

Top of Flowering Branch, Detached Flower, and Young Seed Vessel of Impatiens Roylei

This variety of balsam has purple flowers that bloom in August. The plant grows to be ten feet tall.…

Also known as Populus balsamifera. The branch of an Ontario Balsam Poplar tree, native to northern United States.

Branch of Ontario Balsam Poplar

Also known as Populus balsamifera. The branch of an Ontario Balsam Poplar tree, native to northern United…