Manzirufu Seed pods

Manzirufu-Seed pods of the Zanzibar Copal tree are covered in Warts which are filled with resin.


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Manzirufu are the 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 seed pod's surface 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 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 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 falling naturally from the tree.

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Dan

Materials: Copal, Natural resins, Manzirufu, Whole Seed Pods, Hymenea Verrucosa Seeds.


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