Frankincense Resin

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  • OG
  • K
  • Boswellia sacra
  • Origin: Somalia
Frankincense Resin


Common Name

Standardized: frankincense
Other: bible frankincense, incense, olibanum

Botanical Name

Boswellia sacra Flueck.
Plant Family: Burseraceae


Frankincense and the oil produced from it has been known for its magical powers and its ability to improve communication with the creator in the Middle East for thousands of years before it was made a gift of to Christ by the Magi. There are over 52 references to it in the Bible. Egyptian records show a great many references to it including its use in cosmetics, perfumes and as an embalming agent. The harvest of gums and resins takes place during the dry season, as they are easily damaged by rain. A number of incisions are made into the bark, and the gum resins are allowed to ooze out and solidify for a few weeks. The harvesters then return to each tree to collect the resin. The resins are then transported to local villages where they are further dried in the shade.

Parts Used

Dried resin.

Typical Preparations

Incense and perfumery.


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