Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Incense Resin
Experience the sacred aroma of Organic Wild Frankincense harvested in the desert of Dhofar in the South of Oman. Revered for its superior quality, the Dhofar region is known for producing the best frankincense in the world. This resin is highly versatile and can be used in perfumes, oils, traditional remedies and is most popularly used as incense in a sahumador (incense burner).
Frankincense (also known as olibanum, לבונה [levona] in Hebrew and al-lubān in Arabic) comes in many types and its quality is determined by color, purity, aroma, age and shape. Silver and Hojari are the highest grades of frankincense, known for their exceptional purity and superior quality.
The English word frankincense is derived from the Old French expression franc encens meaning high-quality incense. The word franc in Old French meant noble or pure. The term olibanum is a Medieval Latin word that derives from the Latin expression oleum libani (‘gum of frankincense’).
Frankincense is obtained by tapping the scraggy but hardy trees by slashing the bark, allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears. There are several species and varieties of frankincense trees, each producing a slightly different type of resin. Differences in soil and climate create even more diversity of the resin, even within the same species.
Boswellia sacra trees are unique for their ability to grow in harsh environments, sometimes even growing out of solid rock. Tapping is done two to three times a year and the final taps produce the best tears due to their higher aromatic terpene, sesquiterpene and diterpene content. Generally, the more opaque resins are of the best quality. Fine resin is produced in Somalia, from which the Roman Catholic Church purchases most of its stock.
Recent studies have indicated that frankincense tree populations are declining, partly due to over-exploitation. Tapping trees too much can cause them to produce fewer viable seeds, which makes regenerating the population more difficult. Burning, grazing and attacks by the longhorn beetle have also reduced the tree population. The conversion of frankincense woodlands to agriculture is also a major threat.
Features of Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Incense Resin
- Organic Wild Frankincense harvested in the desert of Dhofar in the South of Oman
- Superior quality and purity
- Harvested from Boswellia sacra trees, known for their resilience in harsh environments
- Higher aromatic terpene, sesquiterpene and diterpene content
- Can be used in a wide range of applications, including perfumes, oils, traditional remedies and as incense in a sahumador
Wikipedia tells us:
“The English word is derived from Old French ‘franc encens’ (i.e., high quality incense). There are four main species of Boswellia that produce true frankincense. Resin from each of the four is available in various grades, which depend on the time of harvesting. The resin is then hand-sorted for quality.”
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