Commiphora gileadensis, also known as balm of Gilead, and Mecca myrrh, is a shrub species in the genus Commiphora growing in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, southern Oman, and in southeast Egypt where it was possibly originally introduced.
The plant was renowned for the expensive perfume that was produced from it, as well as for exceptional medicinal properties that were attributed to its sap, wood, bark, and seeds.
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- Ville de Geneve - CJB - Base de données des plantes d'Afrique (French)
- David Iluz, Miri Hoffman, Nechama Gilboa-Garber, and Zohar Amar (2010). "Medicinal properties of Commiphora gileadensis" (pdf). African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 4 (8). pp. 516–520. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
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