Aromatic balm - Definition

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Aromatic balm is a local supplementary treatment, sometimes used against pain in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments, bruises or contusions and which also lends itself to use as an antiseptic and decongestant. It is composed of methyl salicylate, cloves with analgesic properties, and allspice with antiseptic properties. Aromatic balm must be obtained with a medical prescription. The presence of clove in the aromatic balm can cause epileptic seizures in children, hence the need for caution in its use.