The traditional incense resin of the African incense tree Boswellia carteri in Ethiopia. Obtained by cutting the bark. Dried and granulated. Not suitable for human consumption.
In ancient Egypt, incense was already used in more affluent circles as an aromatic, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory incense and remedy in everyday life. This is how the ancient Egyptians called the resin beads of incense the "sweat of the gods".
In ancient times incense was a highly paid and sought-after commodity and was traded in almost all regions of the old world, as it played a role in most religions and cultures of that time. The incense bush or tree is one of the most valuable plants of the Bible. There are indications in the Old and New Testaments.
Hippocrates and other Greek-Roman doctors used incense to clean wounds, to treat respiratory diseases and digestive problems.
In traditional oriental medicine, the internal use of incense resin beads (Boswellia serrata) is recommended for "strengthening the mind and spirit". Frankincense has a calming effect, but does not make you tired. On the contrary, it leads to clarity and purity. Frankincense is said to be a mood-lightening stimulant.
In classical European naturopathy incense was mainly used to alleviate rheumatic diseases.
In India incense is used to open the heart chakra. This resin has been known in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. The analgesic properties have a long tradition in Ayurvedic experiential medicine. People who suffer from rheumatism or arthritis have had positive experiences with incense therapy.
This resin is easy to smoke on our quick igniter charcoal.