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Olibanum

olibanum

A gum resin from several trees of the genus Boswellia (family Burseraceae); has been used as a stimulant expectorant in bronchitis, for fumigations, and as incense.

Synonym: frankincense, thus.

Origin: Ar. Al, the, _ luban, frankincense


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