Balm is a synonym of curative.
As a noun balm
is any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus commiphora'' of africa, arabia and india and ''myroxylon
of south america.
As a verb balm
is (archaic) to anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
As an adjective curative is
possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora'' of Africa, Arabia and India and ''Myroxylon of South America.
A plant or tree yielding such substance.
Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.
(figuratively) Something soothing.
- There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)
Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Melissa , such as lemon balm () or bee balm.
- Classical music is a sweet balm for our sorrows.
* (aromatic resin) balsam
* (plant or tree) balsam
* (soothing oil or lotion) balsam
* (something soothing) balsam
(archaic) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
(figurative) To soothe; to mitigate.
Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
- The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the '50s was amazing at the time.