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George Cricks Friars Balsam 50ml


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George Cricks Friars Balsam for Cold Relief and Antiseptic Care

Discover the unparalleled relief offered by Friars' Balsam: Your dependable partner for alleviating cold symptoms and providing antiseptic care.

Key Benefits of Friars' Balsam:

  1. Dual Action: Friars’ Balsam combines decongestant properties to relieve cold symptoms and antiseptic benefits for mild wound dressing.

  2. Safe for All Ages: Suitable for adults and children over 3 months old.

  3. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Seek advice from a healthcare professional before use during pregnancy, potential pregnancy, or while breastfeeding. Using Friars’ Balsam as directed is unlikely to have adverse effects.

How to Use Friars' Balsam:

Inhalation for Colds: For adults, the elderly, and children over 3 months:

    • Add one 5ml spoonful to 568ml (1 pint) of hot (not boiling) water and inhale the steamy vapor.
    • Repeat after 4 hours if needed.

Antiseptic Application: For adults, the elderly, and children:

    • Apply undiluted to the affected area twice a day.
    • For external use only.

Safety Information:

  • Allergies: Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Children Under 3 Months: Avoid using Friars’ Balsam as an inhalant for children under 3 months.
  • Swallowing Precaution: In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention immediately.

Possible Side Effects:

  • Allergic skin reactions, like itching, rashes, or eczema, may occur.
  • Frequent skin application may lead to dryness and irritation.


  • Keep out of children's reach.
  • Store below 25°C.
  • Do not use after the expiry date on the carton.

Environmentally Friendly:

  • Dispose of any unused medicine properly; do not flush it down the drain or throw it in the household waste. Consult your pharmacist for guidance.


  • Active Ingredients: Prepared storax (10% w/v), benzoin Sumatra (10% w/v).
  • Other Ingredients: Aloes, ethanol, and purified water.


50ml bottles

What are the ingredients? Benzoin, Aloes, Tolu Balsam, Prepared storax, Alcohol. -- Is it free delivery Standard delivery within the UK £2.99. Orders over 250g £4.50 -- Is this for human use? Yes this is for human use only


Shipping charges mainland GB zone1

Value Weight Delivery Charge
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Under £49.00 No weight limit £4.50
Under £49.00 Under 250 grams £3.49

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  • Immediate Refrigeration: Upon receipt, refrigerate the contents immediately to ensure your food or medicine remains at the correct temperature.
  • Failed Delivery Attempts: We are not responsible for the cost of replacements if a delivery attempt fails due to the absence of someone to receive it.

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