(Spanish.) Also called caragna; bre-lisis. It is a concrete resinous juice brought from New Spain, and other parts of America, in little masses, rolled up in the leaves of flags, outwardly of a dark brown colour, inwardly brown, with a cast of red, variegated with irregular white streaks, somewhat soft and tenacious as it first comes over, but in time growing dry and friable. The whiter the gum, the better it is, especially if of the consistence of a plaster. Its virtues are the same as those of tacamahaca, but more active. It hath an agreeable smell, with a bitter and slightly pungent taste. Rectified spirit dissolves three-fourths of it, and water dissolves the rest, except the impurities. By distillation it affords much essential oil of an orange colour. It is fragrant, and to the taste moderately pungent. If the spirituous tincture be inspissated, it yields a tenacious resin, and an oily matter, which separates and floats on the surface: it is considerably aromatic, and moderately bitter. Etmul-ler says, that this gum is useful against pains in the stomach, and in the joints, if applied in the form of a p\aster. The tree which affords it is unknown. It is Suspected to be a palm. See Lewis's Mat. Med.