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Brazilian Oils and Butter
Balsam Copaiba is a good anti-inflammatory oil.
The research on this oil shows that it has been found most beneficial in chronic mucous congestion, bronchitis, irritable conditions of the bladder, skin conditions and chronic diarrhea. I have personally seen it be effective for inflammation, fungal conditions and relieving pain.
In the Amazon, Balsam copaiba oil is used topically by the indigenous people for healing the skin, for all types of pain, and to cool inflammation. In Brazilian herbal folklore the oil is used as an expectorant for the respiratory tract, for bronchitis and allergies, and as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for all types of skin disorder.
Hailing from the southern Amazon basin, the buriti palm is an aesthetically pleasing tree. Elegant and known as the tree of life, the tree is used in local construction while its fruits are a favorite in culinary endeavors. The nuts concealed within the tree's fruit are used for