Balm of Gilead Buds, Organic
BALM of GILEAD
- A product of Mortar and Petal by CynCraft
- Organic, Kosher
- Uses: Incense, Potpourri, Ritual
Balm of Gilead, or Populus candicans, is also known as Poplar buds, Cottonwood buds, Balsam Poplar, and Mecca balsam.
As the Latin term Populus candicans suggests, Balm of Gilead Buds are derived from a species of the poplar tree, which is indigenous to North America, where it is better known as the cottonwood tree. The resinous, aromatic unopened flower buds are harvested and used in a variety of ways. Balm of Gilead has a long history, mentioned in literature and lore.