Organic Frankincense Tears

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Frankincense Tears & Powder

Botanical Name: Ethiopia: Boswellia papyrifera, India: 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 Powder Wildcrafted 4 oz Ethiopia 201500-54
Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted 1 lb Ethiopia 201500-31
Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted 4 oz Ethiopia 201500-34
Organic Frankincense Tears 1 lb India 209317-31
Organic Frankincense Tears 4 oz India 209317-34
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Frankincense (Boswellia serrata and Boswellia papyrifera)

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.

California Proposition 65 WARNING

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Helps the Colon

Purchased this mainly for arthritis treatment. We have not seen a significant improvement there but definitely helps with the Colon.

by Mac on August 9, 2016

Product: Organic Frankincense Tears

Loved Them!

These organic frankincense tears were fragrant and fresh. The resin was brightly colored and vibrant. They were packaged beautifully in a resealable bag that I just love! When I burned the tears for incense, they produced a deep musky scent that was powerfully calming.

by RED on May 29, 2016

Product: Organic Frankincense Tears

Good Quality

Very happy with the quality of this resin.

by Sunshinetogo on February 13, 2016

Product: Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted


This Herb is amazing! My husband has been sleeping through the night taking this in his sleepy time tea. Thanks Starwest!

by Sherry on November 9, 2015

Product: Frankincense Powder Wildcrafted

Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted

Fast delivery with package intact. A good product for use in body care salves.

by PattyB on October 22, 2015

Product: Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted

Very nice

Perfect in my burner

by Julie on January 26, 2015

Product: Frankincense Tears Wildcrafted

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