Balsam of Mecca

Balsam of Mecca is the gum of a tree originating from southern Arabia. It is used to produce perfume. Sap, wood, bark, and seeds have medicinal properties.

Names

Scientific
   Commiphora gileadensis
Synonym
   Commiphora opobalsamum
English
   Balm
   Balm of Gilead
   Balsam
   Balsam of Gilead
   Balsam of Mecca
Spanish
   Bálsamo de Judea
   Bálsamo de la Meca

Taxonomy

Genus
   Commiphora
Family
   Burseraceae
Order
   Sapindales

Crop categories

Medicinal plants
Subtropical crops
Essential oils

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