Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted

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Frankincense Tears & Powder

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Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata

Common Names: Olibanum

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Product Name   Size Origin SKU Price Qty
Frankincense Powder Wildcrafted 1 lb Ethiopia 201500-51
Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted 1 lb Ethiopia 201500-31
Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted 4 oz Ethiopia 201500-34
Organic Frankincense Powder 1 lb India 209317-51
Organic Frankincense Powder 4 oz India 209317-54
Organic Frankincense Tears 1 lb India 209317-31
Organic Frankincense Tears 4 oz India 209317-34
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Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)

Latin Name: Boswellia serrata
Common Names: Frankincense

Probably best known because of the Nativity story, Frankincense - derived from the resin of a tree called Boswellia serrata and other species of the same - has an interesting history. In Hebrew, its name is levonah, meaning "white;" in Arabic, a closely-related language, it is 'al-luban, a term referring to milk; the name of the modern country of Lebanon is derived from both. However, it came to be known as "frankincense" when crusaders - many of whom were French or "Frankish" - introduced it to Europe during the Middle Ages.

Dried Frankincense is used in numerous ways, including the manufacture of perfume and aromatherapy; ancient Egyptians used burnt powdered frankincense as eyeliner. The burning of the dried c/s boswellia serrata resin has also played a part in the religious rites of all three Abrahamic traditions.

Frankincense is thought to be non-toxic, but when using natural herbs for therapeutic purposes - even organic herbs - prudence and caution is called for. The Starwest name on a package containing bulk herbs is your assurance of quality and purity when you buy herbs in bulk. That said, you should always seek out the counsel of a licensed herbalist or other healthcare professional if you are planning to use dried herbs for medicinal purposes.

Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.

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