Balm of Gilead (disambiguation)
Balm of Gilead or Balm in Gilead may refer to:
- The Balm of Gilead was first mentioned in connection with Gilead, familiar from the Bible and from classical Greek and Latin texts, usually translated as "balm" or "balsam".
- Balsam of Mecca, resin and other products of the Arabian tree species Commiphora gileadensis (syn. Commiphora opobalsamum).
- Canada balsam, resin produced by the fir species Abies balsamea
- A common name for several plants that yield aromatic resin:
- Cedronella canariensis, a shrubby herbaceous plant in the Lamiaceae family, native to the Canary Islands and introduced elsewhere
- Commiphora gileadensis, a shrub native to the Middle East, source of Balm of Gilead resin
- Populus x jackii, a North American hybrid poplar tree, also called Populus x candicans or Populus x gileadensis.
- An alternative name for ginger beer plant, a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast used for making ginger beer
- Balm in Gilead, 1965 play by Lanford Wilson
- Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot's 1988 biography of her mother, Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence
- "Balm in Gilead", song released and recorded by Karen Clark Sheard on her 1997 debut album Finally Karen
- "There Is A Balm In Gilead", traditional African-American spiritual or hymn
- Balm in Gilead, 2009 musical album by Rickie Lee Jones
- "Is there balm in Gilead?", a line from poem The Raven, in which the narrator asks if there is to be any healing over the loss of his love, Lenore. The bird replies in the negative.
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