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Related to Styrax: Styrax obassia, Styrax benzoin
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.
[G. styrax, a sweet-smelling gum]
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.