Stacte: (Heb. nataph), one of the components of the perfume which was offered
on the golden altar
(Exodus 30:34) R.V. marg., "opobalsamum"). The Hebrew
word is from a root meaning "to distil," and it has been by some
interpreted as distilled myrrh. Others regard it as the gum of the
storax tree, or rather shrub, the Styrax officinale. "The Syrians
value this gum highly, and use it medicinally as an emulcent in
pectoral complaints, and also in perfumery."