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Storax Bark - Turkey

Storax Bark - Turkey
Item# Storax
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Product Description

Storax bark - Liquidambar orientalis - from Turkey.

Storax has been used since the days of ancient Mesopotamia. Phoenician and Egyptian traders treasured it for its wonderful aromatic properties. This Storax bark produces a beautifully strong, sweet, flowery, balsamic, woody, and slightly grassy fragrance.

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Synonyms: Oriental sweet gum, styrax, su he xiang

Origin: area around Turkey and Southwest Asia

Parts Used: balsam, bark

Aroma Description: Balsam: unpleasant tenacious styrene top note followed by subtle sweet balsamic, flowery, slightly grassy fragrance. Bark: rich, very sweet, balsamic, floral

Emotional Attributes: relaxing, strengthening, love, sensuous, helps with sleep

Cosmetic Uses: perfumery; used in many floral perfumes, fixative properties, aromatherapy

Culinary Uses: none known

Medicinal Attributes: stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, promotes healing, used to treat strokes, convulsions, coma, heart disease, etc.

Element Association: Water

Magical Associations: healing, courage

Astrological Association: Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Pisces

Planetary Association: Moon, Venus

Season: Spring, Autumn

Aromatic Note: Base to Middle note

Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils are made from the balsam and occasionally the bark, a resinoid is also made using either alcohol or solvents. Threatened Species Alert: The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now includes the two principal storax species. See Cropwatch and IUCN.

Mixes Well With: benzoin, cassia, cinnamon, clove, copal-black, frankincense, guggul, hibiscus, labdanum, lavender, musk seeds, myrrh, opoponax, rose, sandalwood, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.

Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.

Per ounce/28g $5.75
Per 4 ounce/112g $21.85
Per 1/2 pound/224g $41.25
Per pound/454g $78.00>