Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Plant part: Resin
Description: The trunk of the Frankincense tree exudes a sticky substance called resin. This resin is made up of roughly 65% gum, 30% resin and 4% essential oil. 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.
Usage: As incense, these oleoresins are burned, alone, or in combination with other fragrant natural materials. It is also used in soaps, incense, and also, cosmetics and perfumes. Frankincense Granules can be burned to purify the air and to encourage a meditative state.