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Frankincense
Boswellia thurifera
Uses: Medicinal/Aromatic/Industrial
In antiquity frankincense was so precious it was worth more than its weight in gold, its production guarded with legend and secrecy. Traded for thousands of years over the Incense Road through the deserts of Africa and Arabia, it is written of in the Song of Solomon and was one of the three gifts the Magi brought to the infant Christ. Frankincense is the dried resin of the boswellia tree, which is famous for being able to grow out of solid rock. Primarily used for incense and perfumes, frankincense is edible and is a popular traditional remedy thought to boost memory and stimulate the immune system. Natives of the area where it originates use the incense to repel mosquitoes, protecting themselves from mosquito-borne illness. Voices carry better in air where frankincense has been burned, making it a logical choice for church services. There is some evidence that the incense is helpful in relieving depression and anxiety. Research is on-going into its effectiveness against inflammatory illnesses and cancer, with positive results. The sweet, rich smell of frankincense has only started to reveal the true scope of its effectiveness.
H2740 Bulk dried gum cut $8.00/100g, $45.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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