What do Christians usually call
camphor gum resin?
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The word myrrh derives from the Greek
myrrha, which in turn derives from the Hebrew
murr, bitter. It denotes the gummy, red-brown
sap of the Commiphora myrrha tree, indigenous to Somalia and Ethopia, which is
used in perfume and incense.
terebinth gum resin is also called frankincense.
Camphor, the volatile clear or white aromatic solid with chemical formula
C10H16O, once used as a moth repellent and still used in Indian cooking, comes
from Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family.
Myrrh, a dark resinous mixture of substances used as incense, comes
from Commiphora myrrha, a different tree.
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