What does the word balm mean?

Usage examples for balm

  1. The priest saw that his words had hurt her, yet he did not just then try to pour balm upon the wound. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  2. So the plant was collected, dipped in oil, and thus transformed into a balm for every wound. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  3. Maxwell speaks assuringly, and his words seem as balm to a wounded spirit. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams