Labdanum resin as medicine.

Labdanum resin.

This section is from "The Domestic Encyclopaedia Vol3", by A. F. M. Willich. Amazon: The Domestic Encyclopaedia.

Labdanum, or Ladanum, a resinous juice exuding from the Cistus creticus, L. a native of the Levant, whence it is imported. The best sort (which is extremely rare even in Crete) consists of very dark-coloured, soft masses, and almost liquefies, when held in the hand: it emits an agreeable odour, especially while burning, and has a slightly pungent, bitterish taste. This medicinal drug is chiefly used externally, for attenuating and discussing tumors.

The plant Cistus creticus.

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