Origin: Found in Sumatra and Java. Rain forest trees (styrax), don't need to be cut down as an incision is made in which the tree heals itself. The Styrax tree is related to the coniferous family but has no cones.
Description: Vanilla like aroma.
History: Originates from the northern part of the Middle East - Iran, Iraq, Persia. Is a popular ingredient in Friars Balsam.
Properties and Indications:
Excellent for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia - use an inhalation and chest rub
Shingles - apply neat with a sterile spatula to the affected area - calms pain immediately and is good for scar tissue
Works well for chapped hands
Helps expel toxins of mucous discharge, ie. lungs, shingles, thrush
Grounding but not a sedative
Suitable for children
Attracted to self contained people, introvert but not shy, may be talkative but not about themselves
Nervous, agitated people
For people who keep a pleasant face in public
People who have depressions and hide away on their own