Kiphi was an incense used by Egyptian priests. It was a mixture of 16 substances among which were aromatic calamus, cinnamon, mint, lemon balm, juniper, henna, myrrh, cypress, olibanum, sage, rosemary, saffron, cardamom and moss.Egyptian priests burned aromatic essences three times a day: olibanum at dawn, myrrh at noon and kiphi at dusk.  Later, kiphi became fashionable among Greeks and Romans because they said it helped them to fall asleep.
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