AMYRIS FLORIDANA, Nuttal. Florida Balsam tree. The berries are black and fragrant, the leaves aromatic. Properties similar to A. maritima and A. balsamifera of the West Indies, called Rosewoods, cephalic, diaphoretic, used for weak eyes, &c. The whole genus is balsamic, producing Gum Elemi, Balm of Gilead, &c.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.