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The humble 'chunkier' form of this black Frankincense type lacks the more refined tears of its sisters, though surpasses many of them in terms of its aromatic profile and high essential oil content. Is it thought that the position of these trees in relation to the mountains and the Indian Ocean contributes to the resin's unique scent and stickiness; differing from it's lighter carterii kin with a touch of warmth, spice and delicate hints of Balsam fir.
One of four Boswellia species to contain Boswellic acids found in the heavy resin portion of this oleo gum resin. Recent medical studies have shown these resin compounds cause apoptosis in various types of cancer cells without harming healthy cells. Also a potent tool against inflammation, joint pain + used locally as an oral treatment for sore gums.
Scent - fresh citrus, rich honey, amber, light fir
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Ufeyn, Somalia
Correspondence - Sun
As with most types of Frankincense, the scent and vibrational frequency of the resin elevates the spirit and is deeply calming to the heart + mind lending itself as an invaluable aid in your meditation, energy work and exerices to open the third eye. Also useful to consecrate sacred spaces + purify magical tools prior to ritual or ceremony.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
Black Frankincense | Carterii
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Electric oil burners also work well.
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.