Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Balmof Gilead

Balm of Gilead, or of Mecca, or Opobalsamum, a fragrant oleo-resin obtained by incision in the bark of Balsamodendron Opobalsamum and B. Berryi, Arabian trees belonging to the order Terebinthaceae. The name is given in gardens to the fragrant labiate, Dracocephalum canariense, and in America to a poplar, Populus candicans, and to the resin of Icica Caranna, Brazilian Elemi, a tree related to Balsamodendron.