Manzirufu-Hymenea verrucusa Seed pods-For incense and ritual-Madagascar-Zanzibar Copal Seeds-Sustainable Harvest

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Fresh Manzirufu-Seed pods of the Zanzibar Copal tree. Warts are filled with resin.
Seed pods of the East African Copal tree-Hymenea verrucosa.

The species name Verrucosa is rooted in the Latin name for Warts-“Verruca” and one can easily see why.
The blisters of resin on the surface of the seed pod do indeed resemble warts. Way more …

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Fresh Manzirufu-Seed pods of the Zanzibar Copal tree. Warts are filled with resin.
Seed pods of the East African Copal tree-Hymenea verrucosa.

The species name Verrucosa is rooted in the Latin name for Warts-“Verruca” and one can easily see why.
The blisters of resin on the surface of the seed pod do indeed resemble warts. Way more fragrant than warts, but wart-like nonetheless.

Manzirufu seeds are commonly used in traditional Madagascar Tromba ceremonies where ancestors are summoned and their wise counsel sought, usually through possession. The seed pods are also used as an incense for cleansing and protection.

One needs to crack open the pod and remove the inner seed which has an unpleasant aroma when burned.
The resinous shell can be broken up or powdered for use on a censer or in a compounded incense blend.

If you would like a purer form of Manzirufu resin, the shell can be crushed and macerated for a time in 95% alcohol. Once filtered it can be used as-is or one can evaporate the alcohol to create a pure solid or semi-solid resin absolute.

Manzirufu seed pods are sustainably harvested from the ground after they have fallen naturally from the tree.

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Copal, Hymenea Verrucosa Seeds, Manzirufu, Natural resins, Whole Seed Pods

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  1. Dominique Boehm

    Dominique Boehm

    Such an interesting substance…it has a smell that reminds me of an aroused human, very pheromonal.

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  2. Duncan Stamm

    Duncan Stamm

    As described, pictured, and promised. Obvious care is taken in packaging, customer service, and the selection and explanation of the product. Helpful, practical notes, links and illuminating stories and history in the descriptions. The respect and nurturing of the sources are reflected as the materials nurture and respect you.

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  3. Noe Walker

    Noe Walker

    received, good, Thank you !

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  4. Katelin Kutch

    Katelin Kutch

    I love these. May order more. Thank you very much!

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  5. Sibyl Koch

    Sibyl Koch

    Very quickly dispatched and safely packaged. You get a lot of seeds in an ounce and they are beautiful and in very good shape too. Thank you ūüôā

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  6. Jeffry Heidenreich

    Jeffry Heidenreich

    Hands down one of the best around. Not just on Etsy, but anywhere. Amazing plants gathered in a good way. And the best service around. Thanks, Dan!

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  7. Ben Mante

    Ben Mante

    excellent quality
    they're a bit smaller than i thought otherwise they're a beauty, highly recommend

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  8. Savanah Langosh

    Savanah Langosh

    Can’t wait to try it out!!

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  9. Barton Schneider

    Barton Schneider

    Very nice! These are just as pictured did you get a really large quantity in an ounce. I haven't used them yet but I'm really excited to connect with my ancestors!

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  10. Hellen Stoltenberg

    Hellen Stoltenberg

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    Wilbert Leffler

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  12. Velma Rolfson

    Velma Rolfson

    Very high quality and Im pleased and satisfied.

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  13. Orland Baumbach

    Orland Baumbach

    They are great just what I expected.

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  14. Amalia Miller

    Amalia Miller

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