One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant secretion consisting of resin mixed with gum.
- ‘The gum resin of Boswellia serrata, also known as frankincense, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and is also known in that system of medicine as Salai guggul.’
- ‘Myrrh is a fragrant gum resin used in making incense, perfume, and herbal medicine, and in ancient times it was also employed in embalming.’
- ‘They use an extract of the gum resin of the guggul tree to lower cholesterol.’
- ‘All were identified as gamboge, a yellow gum resin that is an exudate from the Garcinia tree found in India, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.’
- ‘An open, non-randomized clinical trial of 30 patients with chronic colitis investigated the effect of Boswellia serrata gum resin for six weeks on various UC disease parameters.’
- ‘Some plants have been known to yield as much as 2 lb or more of gum resin.’
gum resin/ˈɡəm ˌrezən/
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