Resin, Cut & Sifted, Fine, 35 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3802)
Finely cut and sifted grains of Jatoba incense resin, from the amazonian rain forest of Pará, Brazil. This resin is wild-harvested by hand from the bottom of the tree, and is totally sustainable. A light, refreshing scent with tones of pine and forest floor. Sprinkle over burning charcaol placed in a heatproof dish.
Packed in 60 ml plastic pots containing 35 grams.
Hymenaea courbaril is commonly called Jatoba. The roots and trunk yield a gum known as 'South American copal'. The gum forms hard lumps that become buried in the soil at the base of a tree. This gum has a multitude of uses, including as a varnish, but also for incense and local medicines. Traditionally Jatoba was used in local folk medicine as a cure-all, being especially useful for coughs. Indians in the Amazon also used the resin in magic rituals, love potions and in wedding ceremonies.
Other names: Hymenaea courbaril
This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.
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