Styrax officinalis – stacte in the Bible

Styrax officinalis – stacte in the Bible

Styrax officinalis picture – by Eitan F Styrax inhabits eastern Mediterranean countries across Italy, Turkey, and Israel. A styrax variety also grows in California in the United States. In Israel, styrax grows in the Judean and Samarian mountains on Mount Carmel...
Stacte – Holy Incense

Stacte – Holy Incense

Photo: Wibowo Djatmiko Stacte, known in Hebrew as nataf, is one of the four ingredients in Holy Incense referred to in Exodus 35:34. As with most Biblical and other religious references to herbs and plants, the botany of the plant from which the spice, incense, or...
Palmarosa Grass

Palmarosa Grass

Cymbopogon martinii looks similar to lemongrass. It is a tall grass (1.8 to 2.4 meters) found in wild areas of southern Asian, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Latin America. It is widely cultivated for its essential oil. The oil was imported from India to...
Medicinal Properties Of Lemon Grass

Medicinal Properties Of Lemon Grass

The medicinal properties of lemongrass have been widely studied. It contains 65–85 percent citral and myrcene, which have antibacterial and analgesic properties. It also has restorative, digestive, antitussive, antiviral, analgesic, antiemetic, anticardiopathic,...
Medicinal Uses Of Acorus Calamus

Medicinal Uses Of Acorus Calamus

Acorus calamus has been popular among healing traditions around the globe, including Ayurveda, Unani, and Native American medicine. The rhizome and sometimes the leaves were used in medicines. For example, travelers routinely carried calamus-based healing oils to...

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