Sweet Gum

Sweet Gum

Latin Name: liquidambar styraciflua
Alternative Name: formosan gum, bilsted, copalm, gum wax
Forms Available: resin, bark, fruit, leaf, stem

Sweet Gum – liquidambar styraciflua – This plant has been used medicinally in the past. The leaves were used to treat growths, and the resin from the stems to treat boils, toothache and tuberculosis. The fruit was used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and to stimulate lactation.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The resin has been used to treat toothache, boils, tuberculosis. The fruit, to relieve arthritis and skin diseases.

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