This is an unusually beautiful batch of fresh Frankincense Papyrifera from Sudan-The pieces are well cleaned and sorted, consistently large, Juicy, fresh and fragrant. It is so strikingly different than the usual Frankincense Papyrifera on the market, we have decided to name it “Supergrade”
Frankincense papyrifera grows mainly in the Tigray area of Northern Ethiopia, in Eritrea to the north and Sudan to the West.
Usually, the Frankincense Papyrifera we see here in the West is sourced from Ethiopia. Every once in a while I come across a Sudanese harvest but the quality is on par with the Ethiopian “Export Grade” which is great. However, this time the Sudanese have outdone themselves and raised the bar for Papyrifera quality. I don’t know if this is a quality they can maintain in the long run, so I suggest stocking up while we have it.
Until recently, in our North American market, there was little choice as far as the type of Frankincense resin or essential oil one could buy, and it was almost impossible to acquire the rare types of frankincense such as Frankincense Papyrifera.
Boswellia, or Frankincense Papyrifera is distinguished from other types of Frankincense by the presence of Boswellic acids, Incensole and Incensole Acetate. Studies have shown that Incensole Acetate affects our central nervous system and possesses psychoactive properties. According to studies, Incensole Acetate can generate heightened feelings of well-being and spirituality, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve memory function. Other research has indicated that Incensole Acetate shows neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties and may be of use in cases of stroke and head trauma. It is presumed that Incensole and Incensole Acetate are also absorbed by the body through the smoke released during the burning of Frankincense as an incense. One can see why this has been an ideal incense for spiritual/religious purposes in churches and temples for millennia.
The Boswellic acids that Frankincense Papyrifera contains have been researched extensively and show powerful anti-cancer activity in the lab.
Ruled astrologically by the Sun, all types of Frankincense are anti-inflammatory, calming to the mind and spirit and aid in meditation and spiritual work.
Frankincense has been a valuable commodity and a very important part of our global cultures, religions and trade for thousands of years, highly valued for its medicinal, spiritual and aromatic uses, it is only recently that the different types of Frankincense have been examined closely and their unique chemical compositions studied.
For more information about Frankincense Papyrifera and other Frankincense types, including instructions for preparing medicine and incense from them, please visit my blog at http://apothecarysgarden.com
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“Exquisite materials of top quality. Seller is an expert and personally sources the best. He is also spearheading fair trade practices for frankincense so purchasing from this shop helps create stability for people living in dire conditions. Dan is a modern alchemist with a kind and generous heart.”
“This is the best frankincense I’ve found so far and can’t wait to try the others. Love it!”
“The frankincense is very fresh with a high oil content.”
“This supply was very fresh. It is great for extracting and application to the skin and is also nice to burn. I use B. papyrifera, B. frereana, B. carteri and C. myrrha extracted in Emu oil for application to areas of the body that have arthritis pain and for sore muscles.”