The benzoin tree was highly appreciated by Pliny and its resin was used in ancient times to flavor perfumes, colognes, ointments and more.
It is currently used in eastern mosques, where it is burned as incense.
Resin is often used because of its perfume and the ease with which it mixes with other ingredients.
Known for the following properties:
– For purification, prosperity and improvement of mental faculties.
– Indicated to combat situations of hatred, messes and intrigues.
– Promotes material and commercial prosperity.
– Helps with emotional stability.
– To defend against witchcraft and spells. strong>
In this way we obtain the true fragrance of the incense since it will be consumed little by little.
This method can be used for any type of incense. strong>
Also called non-combustible incense, the use of this type of incense requires an external source of heat as it does not produce embers when consumed. The heat is normally achieved by charcoal or hot ash. Incense is burned by placing it directly on the burning coals or on a hot metal plate in the censer.
It is the most common form of incense used traditionally in the Middle East or in Christian culture. Similar forms of indirect incense burning occur in the Kōdō, the Japanese incense ceremony (香 道). The best known frankincense of this type is the crude frankincense and myrrh resins, probably due to the numerous mentions that appear in the Christian Bible. In fact, the word frankincense is often synonymous with any form of incense in many European languages./ p>
- Whole:the material is burned directly in its raw, unprocessed form on charcoal embers. li>
- Pulverized or granulated:the material is broken into smaller pieces. Incense burns quickly, providing a short period of strong odors.
- In paste:powdered or granulated incense is mixed with a sticky binder, such as dried fruit, honey, or soft resin, forming small balls or tartlets, a practice widely used among cultures that use incense. Much of the Arabic incense, called bukhoor or bakhoor, is of this type.