Balsam Mecca

Title: Balsam Mecca
Additional Names: Balm of Gilead; balsam of Gilead; balsán-Katél; Duhnul-balsan
Literature References: Balsam obtained from twigs of Commiphora opobalsamum (Kunth.) Engl. (Balsamodendrum gilaedense Kunth.), Burseraceae.
Properties: Light-colored, mobile to viscid, turbid, brownish-red liquid; aromatic odor. Insoluble in water; sol in alcohol, benzene, chloroform, acetone, glacial acetic acid, carbon disulfide, oil turpentine, ether.
Use: In perfumery.
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