Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Copaiba, or Copaiva Balsam, a pale yellow, unpleasantly aromatic, bitter oleo-resin which exudes copiously from incisions in the stems of the Brazilian leguminous trees Copaifera Lansdorffii, C. officinalis, C. Martii, and C. guianensis. It is shipped from Para, Maracaibo, and Bahia, our imports reaching about 500 cwt. annually. It is used in making printer's ink, and in medicine as a stimulant, cathartic, and diuretic.