Styrax benzoin

benzoin tree

Herbal medicine
An African tree, the resin of which is antimicrobial, astringent and expectorant; it is used externally for skin cuts, dryness, infections such as shingles and 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.

Styrax benzoin,

n See benzoin.
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For example, in a study of the plant Styrax benzoin in Malaysia, 19% of seedlings had spiders whose presence led to 2-43% of reduction in photosynthetic area (Kiew 1982).
Germination and seedling survival in Kemenyan, Styrax benzoin.