Styrax benzoin is it scientific name, but more important than science, one should know that benzoin was used to invoke the sacred. This rich resinous substance was introduced thousands of years ago in healing and religious rituals as an incense. It has been used ever since for practically whatever ails you. In aromatherapy it is used an antidepressant, circulatory stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, respiratory stimulant, and the list goes on. Its scent is earthy and vanilla-like (as it contains the constituent vanillin).
21 Mar 2019