Frankincense Frereana -3 Grades-Maydi-Natural Chewing Gum & Incense-Mushaad-Mujarwaal-Fas Kabir

(68 customer reviews)

$6.00$1,290.37

This listing is for the top 3 grades of Maydi-Boswellia Frereana from Somalia.
Maydi is traditionally used as natural high-end chewing gum, medicine and incense. Frankincense Frereana. Puntland Somalia

Frankincense, or Boswellia Frereana, AKA Maydi, is traditionally sorted into 5 grades. The lowest grade is akin to grains of sand.

Grade #1 is called Mushaad and consists of …

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This listing is for the top 3 grades of Maydi-Boswellia Frereana from Somalia.
Maydi is traditionally used as natural high-end chewing gum, medicine and incense. Frankincense Frereana. Puntland Somalia

Frankincense, or Boswellia Frereana, AKA Maydi, is traditionally sorted into 5 grades. The lowest grade is akin to grains of sand.

Grade #1 is called Mushaad and consists of larger, clearer pieces of resin with very little bark. When this type of frankincense is harvested it often comes off in sheets that can reach a length of a foot on rare occasions. However since this is a brittle resin and travels a great distance from the remote mountainsides by donkey and then thousands of miles in containers, boxes and aeroplanes the #1 grade most often is found in pieces no larger than 1 inch.

Mujarwaal or # 2-grade is composed of slightly smaller pieces, 1/2 to 1/4 inch in general. it is a beautiful and very fragrant resin and I honestly don’t know if anyone but an expert can tell the difference between the two grades.

Fas Kabir or Grade #3 is well sorted and clean. It contains pieces of resin that are approximately 1/4 inch and slightly darker in colour than the 2 higher grades. if you plan to use your Maydi for making moustache waxes, beauty cremes, salves and serums this is the most economical grade and the one I use for many of my products. It is excellent as an incense and can also be chewed as natural chewing gum.

MAYDI-BOSWELLIA FREREANA-FRANKINCENSE FREREANA-SOMALIA

Perhaps the least known Frankincense type in the Western world, but one of the most prized in Arabia and Africa, Boswellia Frereana is Native to the Somali Puntland and the Somaliland highlands, it is their pride and joy. In Somalia and neighbouring countries, it is called Maydi and considered the King of Frankincenses. The fragrance of Boswellia frereana is a warm Amber highlighted by honey, spice and light musk notes.

Though Boswellia frereana has a very different chemical composition than other types of Frankincense and contains no Boswellic acids, it is used traditionally as medicine and has been shown in laboratory studies to be anti-inflammatory and able to kill the H. Pylori bacteria that causes Gastric ulcers. It is traditionally thought to help alleviate Arthritic pain and support healthy joints.

Boswellia Frereana is widely used as a high-end chewing gum for oral care, peptic ulcers, and is considered antiseptic and anti-inflammatory for both the gastrointestinal and the urinary tract. It is believed that the body benefits from these therapeutic actions through chewing the raw resin. Maydi has been used in anti-ageing and rejuvenative cosmetic preparations and is believed to reduce wrinkles and add elasticity to mature skin.

Collected by traditional harvester clans and families in the mountains of the Somali Puntland, from often precarious cliff growing trees. It is brought down to the coastal plain on the backs of donkeys to be sorted, packaged and sold. It is often bought up quickly by the Coptic church as their signature incense, and traders from across the Red Sea who sell most of their product to Saudia Arabia and other Arabian countries where it is in great demand as a high end chewing gum and incense material. Frankincense Frereana is so much in demand in these countries that the harvest is often pre-purchased a year in advance to guarantee supply.

Averaging around 95-99% oleoresin with barely any water-soluble gum content, (as compared to 20% -35% in Boswellia Carterii/Sacra and other types), means Boswellia frereana is perfect for mastication and makes a long-lasting chewing gum.

Frankincense Frereana is an easy to use and a wonderfully fragrant incense on its own or as an ingredient in Bakhoor, and compound incenses. Due to its near complete solubility in alcohol, waxes and vegetable oils, it is perfect for making, cremes, salves, tinctures and many other natural cosmetics, aromatic and therapeutic products. It is an integral ingredient in the traditional Somali Unsii incense.

For more information about Frankincense Frereana, instructions and recipes for using it in healing oils, salves and cremes, please visit my website at http://apothecarysgarden.com

This is a completely natural and unprocessed product and may contain occasional flakes of Boswellia bark which can easily be removed.

To use this natural oleoresin of Frankincense Frereana as a chewing gum, take a few lentil sized tears, or one pea-sized piece, let it warm a bit in your mouth to soften, then as it is chewed it will come together to form a wonderfully fragrant and healing gum that will last for a long time. It helps freshen the breath and massage the gums. It is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and stimulate memory and brain function.

Please note our ounces are 30 grams, not the 25 grams offered by many other sellers. To this generous ounce, we ALWAYS add a bit more and NEVER a bit less to our packages. Something our customers have come to count on.

Dan

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Frankincense Frereana, Maydi

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Fas Kabir #3 Grade, Mujarwaal #2 Grade, Mushaad #1 Grade

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  1. Kyla Howe

    Kyla Howe

    top quality, great customer service.

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  2. Claudine Gleichner

    Claudine Gleichner

    Excellent product and delivered on time thank you so much

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    Estefania Larkin

    Never received. I want a full refund.

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  4. Jennifer Kilback

    Jennifer Kilback

    I like this frankincense but didn’t love it. It’s got a funky smell at times and might repel people rather than bring a smile to their faces. Actually it did repel some of my friends because of the weird funk. I liked it but can understand their point of view and wanted to make note of it in my review.

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  5. Robb Hodkiewicz

    Robb Hodkiewicz

    Great quality and superfast shipping, thank you!

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  6. Lina Doyle

    Lina Doyle

    Another outstanding product of high quality and efficacy,delivered on time and as per order.
    Highest recommendation

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  7. Harvey Kerluke

    Harvey Kerluke

    Another regal purchase from this store. This cannot get any more natural, ethic or aromatic. I mean it smells through the plastic bag. Thank you so much!

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  8. Amos Hirthe

    Amos Hirthe

    excellent ..used as incense and also munched on some.. i will be back again soon to order more

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  9. Magdalen White

    Magdalen White

    Many thanks for all that you do.

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    Magdalen White

    Many thanks for all that you do.

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  11. Adell Wehner

    Adell Wehner

    Using it as chewing gum. Good taste, nice texture, great smell.

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  12. Dayana Johns

    Dayana Johns

    Beautiful Frankincense. Can’t wait to tincture for perfume. Thank you Dan and Faye for the work you do.

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  13. Kassandra Boyle

    Kassandra Boyle

    Speedy professional shipping, outstanding products, as usual with this shop, a favourite. Thank you, Dan.

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  14. Rory Moen

    Rory Moen

    Great smell right off the bottle. I applied a hot alcohol extraction to the 30g resin that I grinded fine and beside couple of debris, all of
    them perfectly dissolved in hot ethanol. The smell is a bit camphorous if you sniff right off the ethanol extract, but if you apply the extract on your skin 5 minutes later after all that terpentine-like staff is evaporated completely, there is a pleasantly light frankincense scent mixed with tree balm and island breezes left on your skin. Thank you Dan Thank you ApothecarysGarden Team

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  15. Bailey Morar

    Bailey Morar

    Fresh frank, lovingly packaged. Can’t get enough of this goodness.

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  16. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Subtle, sweet, slightly piney altogether beautiful frankincense. It's very clean and fresh smelling. Excellent quality.

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  17. Bailey Morar

    Bailey Morar

    Wonderful products, wonderful shop!

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  18. Danyka Treutel

    Danyka Treutel

    Bright, sweet, delicious as incense smoke and chewing gum. I ordered a lot more after trying a little. The absence of charred odor gives it a different character than other frankincenses and the sweet honeyed amber along with the orange-tangerine scent is awesome.

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  19. Kendra Schowalter

    Kendra Schowalter

    Love the frereana, my favorite. I just use an old metal spoon and melt the tears on an electrical stove. I get the incense of the resin with no other smoke and it is amazing. Cannot use this method with all types of frankincense, but this works very well.

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  20. Nina Quigley

    Nina Quigley

    I love this shop! The customer service is outstanding!!! The products are awesome … You definitely have my repeat business!

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  21. Trenton Jerde

    Trenton Jerde

    Amazing quality frankincense & fast shipping, definitely will be getting more in the future. Thank you so very much ♡

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  22. Malika Reilly

    Malika Reilly

    I love this! Thanks, Dan!

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  23. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    Love everything I bought. I keep coming back. 🌼🌸😊

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  24. Fannie Waelchi

    Fannie Waelchi

    Fast shipping and quality products. Thank you!

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  25. Alysson Ziemann

    Alysson Ziemann

    I wanted to try it as a mastic. Really different but tastes as you would expect.

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  26. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    Excellent all the way. My fav frank resin. 😊

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  27. Jakob DuBuque

    Jakob DuBuque

    I received my orders and were very surprised of the packing. Have 7 different scent have not burn any at this time. At this point very Please with the delivery and packing. I will return as I begin to burn each, to give my review. Thank You Dan!

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  28. Tania Torphy

    Tania Torphy

    Never had such a thing as a shewing gum, its very different from anything I had. I think I like it, it hard to described it.

    I would buy it again!

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  29. Camille Reichel

    Camille Reichel

    First Class Frankincense, fresh, awesome aroma and Dan is so generous and helpful. He is a legend !

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  30. Camille Reichel

    Camille Reichel

    First Class Frankincense, fresh, awesome aroma and Dan is so generous and helpful. He is a legend !

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  31. Camille Reichel

    Camille Reichel

    First Class Frankincense, fresh, awesome aroma and Dan is so generous and helpful. He is a legend !

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  32. Marielle Flatley

    Marielle Flatley

    I can understand why people have considered frankincense a holy aroma! Truly heavenly

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  33. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    This is my favorite frankincense resin type. I always come back to it, no matter what other frankincense type I tried. Thanks Dan for the upgrade from 3 to 2. Your note states you run out of 3 in the 1 pound weight. Much appreciated. Thanks. 😊

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  34. Trevion Swaniawski

    Trevion Swaniawski

    Amazing. I use it to burn, and to make a tea. I mix myrrh and frankinsence with some honey and it makesa wonderful tea. All I know is it makes me feel really good. I'll be back for more.

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  36. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    As always, it is a pleasure buying from Dan’s ApothecarysGarden. Always top quality. As always, I will be back. 😊🥰

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  37. Kacie Wolff

    Kacie Wolff

    Of all the frankincense I ordered this had the sweetest smell, very nice!

    I ordered several frankincense from the seller, they all arrived beautifully packaged and clearly marked. I've been enjoying them all.

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  39. Vida Grant

    Vida Grant

    It is not my type as a fragrance but i have to say it is amazing as raw resin and the grade is premium

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  40. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    Always satisfied. Love the products I bought. As always, I will be back especially for Frereana, other franki and myrrh. 🌸😊🌼

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  41. Cortez Balistreri

    Cortez Balistreri

    A bit of a barnyard manure funkiness, which is a comforting scent to me!

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  42. Jarvis Hackett

    Jarvis Hackett

    A wonderful frankincense. Rich and fruity, and liquifies completely. I will definitely be back for more of this lovely resin!

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  45. Kody Langosh

    Kody Langosh

    You're thee Best!
    Products are always top notch!!

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    Catherine Schneider

    Top notch seller with quality products

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  47. Alvera Rowe

    Alvera Rowe

    Amazing as always! Thank you!

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  48. Audra Rowe

    Audra Rowe

    I like this better than the green hojari. More pine added to the lemon. Awesome stuff!

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  50. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    This burns very clean , no charing smell … Truly a wonderful frankincense ! Thanks again Dan !

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