lebonah), the gum-resin of Boswellia Frereana and B.
Tar), the gum-resin of the Balsamodendron Myrrha of the Somali country and opposite shore of Arabia; onycha (Heb.
µbppa; the Arabic murr, bitter, was applied to the substance from its bitterness), a gum-resin highly esteemed by the ancients as an unguent and perfume, used for incense in temples and also in embalming.
One of the most important of these is the gum-resin of Narthex asafetida, which grows abundantly in the high and dry plains of Western Afghanistan, especially between Kandahar and Unculti- Herat.
The collection of the gum-resin is almost entirely in the hands of the Kakar clan of Afghans.
The gum resin of Boswellia thurifera was described by Colebrooke (in Asiatick Researches, ix.
Xc i 3avwr6s, later Obos; Lat., tus or thus; Heb., lebonah; 3 Ar., luban; 4 Turk., ghyunluk; Hind., ganda-birosa 5), a gum-resin obtained from certain species of trees of the genus Boswellia, and natural order Burseraceae.
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