FRANKINCENSE | Boswellia Serrata
Frankincense, also called olibanum, is an aromatic gum resin containing a volatile oil that is used in incense and perfumes. Frankincense is obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia which are found in Somalia, Yemen, Oman, and parts of India and Pakistan. The woody, spicy fragrance of burning Frankincense is synonymous with religious ceremony around the world and is commonly used in meditation practice. The burning resin inspires purification and centering of the mind, body and spirit. Frankincense was valued in ancient times in worship and as a medicine and is still an important incense resin, particularly in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox
churches. Frankincense was also used by the ancient Egyptians in their religious rites.

Resin is traditionally burned on charcoal disks.