Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gilead, Balm of
The Hebrew name of this balm was Tsori . The tree yielding this medicinal oil was probably the Balsamodendron opobalsamum of botanists, and the Amyris opobalsamum of Linnaeus. It is an evergreen, rising to the height of about 14 feet. The oil or resin, exuding through an orifice made in its bark in very small quantities, is esteemed of great value for its supposed medicinal qualities. (See BALM .) It may be noted that Coverdale's version reads in Jeremiah 8:22 , "There is no triacle in Galaad." The word "triacle" = "treacle" is used in the sense of ointment.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Gilead, Balm of'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/g/gilead-balm-of.html. 1897.