Great numbers of pilgrims have been visiting this tree in the Matariya suburb of Cairo, since the 4th century, in the hope of a sighting of the Virgin Mary and to collect the tree's bark, said to have medicinal properties. The Balsam plant is also used for the preparation of perfumes and Chrisma, a holy oil that has been consecrated since apostolic times.
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