Frankincense Select Incense Resin, Ethiopia
Frankincense Select Incense Resin, Ethiopia. Also known as olibanum, is an aromatic gum resin obtained from the Boswellia sacra tree as well as other closely related trees and burned as incense. The resin is gathered by slashing the bark of the tree and allowing the sap to bleed out and harden. These hardened bits of sap, called tears, are then collected by hand. There is some evidence that populations of Boswellia trees are declining due to over collection of Frankincense tears.
Frankincense is native to North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and has been cultivated and traded for at least 5000 years. It is mentioned several times in the Jewish Talmud and the Christian Bible as it was used in some of their sacred rituals and still is in some Orthodox traditions. Frankincense was also used ceremonially as an incense and/or offering by ancient Pagans in Persia, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Frankincense Select Resin, Ethiopia, 1 ounce
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