Storax Styrax Resin
It has a sweet, floral, vanilla like scent. Styrax officinalis is native to Southern-Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. The tree was named as such by Linnaeus. In modern Hebrew it is known as livneh refu’i. However, recent tests conducted in Israel have shown the substance derived from this tree species did not show any aromatic or medicinal properties. Hence the original source for styrax may have been another tree.