Styrax


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sto·rax

(stō'raks),
A liquid balsam obtained from the wood and inner bark of Liquidamber orientalis, a tree of Asia Minor, or L. styraciflua (family Hamamelidaceae); has been used in the treatment of chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes, and externally for scabies.
Synonym(s): styrax
[G. styrax, a sweet-smelling gum]

Styrax

Herbal medicine
An African tree, the resin of which is antimicrobial, astringent and expectorant; it is used externally for skin cuts, dryness and infections, including shingles, ringworm and other conditions; given its bitterness, is rarely used internally, and then only as a steam inhalation to loosen mucus and phlegm—e.g., in children with croup.
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DFR DLF DRT DBK Styracaceae Styrax camporum Pohl Brazil DSM CH[Cl.
Four benzofuran glycosides from Styrax officinalis.
Pentacyclic triterpenoids and their cytotoxicity from the stem bark of Styrax japonica Set Z.
American styrax Liquidamber styraciflua Hamamelidaceae
Levant styrax or A semiliquid, sticky, grayish brown, opaque,
For example, in Peru (Young & Leon, 2001) there are many endemic montane species of Hex (Aquifoliaceae), Brunellia (Brunelliaceae), Peperomia and Piper (Piperaceae), Styrax (Stryacaceae), and Symplocos (Symplocaceae).
Phylogeny of Styrax based on morphological characters, with implications for biogeography and infrageneric classification.
The Tabor oak is often accompanied by Styrax officinalis, sometimes by Pistacia atlantica, and always by many herbaceous plants.
Nyssa rugosa is now known to be Mastixia; the others are remains of Styrax (Kirchheimer, 1957).