FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH RESIN
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.
MYRRH | Commiphora myrrh
Myrrh is a gum-resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh is native to the Middle East, Northern Africa and
India. Myrrh was hugely popular with our ancient ancestors, used as medicine by the Chinese and Egyptians, with the Egyptians also using it as a part of
mummification. Burned before ritual, Myrrh rids the area of negative vibrations. Used for purification, protection and self-healing. Also, for funerary rites,
connection with the dead and the underworld. Myrrh was used to make Ketoret, which was an incense blend consecrated and used in the early temples of Jerusalem. In Eastern medicine, myrrh is used for its restorative properties. The scent is said to boost the spirits and the soul, and is often used to alleviate the symptoms of nervous system disorders.
Resin is traditionally burned on charcoal disks.