Bulk Frankincense Tears Pieces

Boswellia carteri
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Frankincense Tears Pieces

1/4 Pound:  $5.23 Pound:  $11.63 buy now  

Frankincense tears consist of the resin obtained from Boswellia carter, a species of tree native to Arabia, India and northern Africa. It takes between 8 and 10 years for these small, thorny, shrub-like trees to mature before the milky resin can be hand-harvested.

Frankincense granules are highly aromatic and are typically burned over smoldering charcoal bricks as incense.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3
active compoundsResins, Bossorin, Boswellic acid.
plant part usedgum resin

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore frankincense resin tears in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaRock-like with a pleasing, exotic aroma.


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decorativeAdd to botanical displays and potpourri mixes with warm spices.
aromaticBurn on smoldering charcoal as incense.
industrialFrankincense is used in the cosmetic and perfume industries.

flavor profile

frankincense tears

Not for culinary use.

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what else you should know

frankincense tears

Frankincense is the hardened sap that runs from a tropical tree in the torchwood family that grows in Asia and the Middle East. The resin “bleeds” from the scored bark of trees that are 8 to 10 years of age and quickly hardens to form “tears.” It is highly fragrant and most commonly used in this form as incense.

Background: Frankincense has been used since ancient times. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jews use frankincense as a ceremonial incense as an offering. In Egypt, frankincense was used to paint the eyelids of women. It was also used as a hair remover and perfume. Frankincense is used most commonly as an incense that provides vapor.

Description: Frankincense is obtained from a tree called Boswellia Thurifera. It grows in African and Arabia. It is obtained by cutting into the trunk of the tree and allowing the resin to harden to be harvested.

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