Abies cilicica

In 2009 at Berenice Troglodytica, the Egypto-Roman port on the Red Sea, archaeologists found: two blocks of resin from the Syrian fir tree , one weighting about 190 g and the other about 339 g, recovered from 1st-century AD contexts in one of the harbor trenches. Produced in areas of greater Syria and Asia Minor, this resin and its oil derivative were used in mummification, as an antiseptic, a diuretic, to treat wrinkles, extract worms and promote hair growth.

Abies cilicica is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family. It is found in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. References - * Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Abies cilicica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. Stub icon This conifer-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v d e Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

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