Poplar, Balsam, or Balm of Gilead, 118.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
The resin of this species is the common Canada Balsam, which is often substituted for the Balm of Gilead.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
The balsam poplar is the balm of Gilead of the early settlers, the Tacamahac of the Northern Indians.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Then there came a caravan of Ishmaelites from Gilead; their camels carried spices, balsam, and myrrh to Egypt.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker