balm of gilead

  1. small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odor when bruised
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  • Of so-called balsams, entirely destitute of cinnamic and benzoic constituents, the following are found in commerce: -- _Mecca balsam_ or _Balm of Gilead_, from _Commiphora opobalsamum_, a tree growing in Arabia and Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • Many other plants are also known to produce cutaneous irritation in certain subjects; among these may be mentioned the nettle, primrose, cowhage, smartweed, balm of Gilead, oleander, and rue. Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Including the Syphilodermata Arranged in the Form of Questions and Answers Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine
  • The last time you confabbed with the Balm of Gilead, a country collapsed. Shadow Chase
  • Other native American herbs that serve as expectorants include yerba santa (Eriodictyon californica), grindelia grandiflora, balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera and P.candicans), polygala senega, sundew (Drosera rotundiflora), lobelia seed or leaf tincture (L. inflata), boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) and pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa). THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • But while most of the foliage is gaining in brilliancy, bare limbs are already seen here and there; the Virginia creepers are all but leafless, so are the black walnuts; and the balm of Gilead poplar is losing its large leaves. Rural Hours
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