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The resin obtained from balsam trees (also myrrha, murr = bitter) is characterised by a very warm, slightly spicy-sweet scent, as well as a persistent bitter, scratchy taste. It is used as an anti-inflammatory medicine and in the perfumery industry. The substance was already used in ancient times to flavour wine. The smell or taste can also occur naturally in wine and is also known as balsamic.

Myrrhe - Schale mit Myrrhe, Myrrhe

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