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Aloes

Aloe plantAloes, principally aloe vera, but also various other plants of the aloe genus, have been used since antiquity as a balm for treating contusions and burns. Aloes are frequently mentioned in scripture along with myrrh. For instance:

Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions; your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. -- Psalm 45:7-8
Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. -- John 19:39-40

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