Frankincense Tears Pieces

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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.

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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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