Mecca balsam (Commiphora opobalsamum): entire young plant. Line engraving by J. Heath, c. 1804.
- Heath, James, 1757-1834.
- 1 October 1804
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Mecca myrrh is the source of balm of Gilead used in perfumery and in incense. It is used locally to treat stomach complaints, to induce sweating and to heal wounds
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