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Frontier Bulk Frankincense Tears, 1 lb. package Frontier Bulk Frankincense Tears, 1 lb. package (Boswellia carteri)
Frontier Bulk Frankincense Tears, 1 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Frankincense Tears, 1 lb. package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $17.50
Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri Birdwood
Origin: Ethiopia
Processing Notes: Frankincense is harvested from the Boswellia carterii tree, native to the Middle East, and Eastern Africa. Its name is derived from the Old French franc encens, meaning pure incense or literally "free lighting". Collection begins by incising the tree bark with a mengaff, a scalpel-like tool. Just beneath the bark is an oleogumresin and water mixture which exudes from the incision. This liquid mixture forms globules or tears as the water portion evaporates in the hot sun, which takes approximately 14 days. The wound is refreshed and the process is repeated. Only on the third repetition is high quality frankincense of adequate consistency produced. The trees are rested every 5-6 years to insure their viability, and to preserve the livelihood of the collectors.
Kosher: KSA Certified
Common Name: Frankincense
Plant Part: Gum Resin
Bar Code: 0-89836-00565-6
1 lb Bulk Bag 17.50 addtocart1

In ancient times, frankincense was used by upper-class Egyptians to ward off foul odors, which were associated with evil. It is still burned as incense today but needs an outside heat source, such as incense charcoal, to burn. Frankincense is an oleo-gum-resin that seeps from the tree when the bark is injured or cut. The liquid solidifies on contact with air into globular chunks or "tears." When ground, frankincense powder quickly hardens again upon air exposure. The resinous, dry and balsamic aroma is a component of many perfumes.

Botanical name: Boswellia carteri Birdwood

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