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Frankincense, Omani Hougari
Form: Resin pieces of various sizes
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Olibanum, Frank Incense, Hojary, Hojari, Houjari, Houjary
Esoteric Uses: Banishing, consecration, protection, ritual fumigations, divination, exorcism
Esoteric Associations: Sun, Fire
Incense Aroma: An amazing and intense lemon-lime aroma - very high quality
Frankincense is similar to Olibanum, but is usually differentiated from it by a distinct lemon aroma, as opposed to the Olibanum's orange aroma. Frankincense is called for in many ancient and medieval recipes, and is the most commonly found ingredient in incense blends. The Kohl substance that ancient Egyptian women used to darken the area around the eyes with was made of charred Frankincense or Olibanum sometimes mixed with other resins and herbs.
Frankincense is a bitter, strong smelling and warming herb with nervine, antiseptic, expectorant and decongestant properties. Frankincense is stimulant, but seldom used now internally, though formerly was in great repute . Pliny mentions it as an antidote to hemlock. Avicenna (tenth century) recommends it for tumors, ulcers, vomiting, dysentery and fevers. In China it is used for leprosy.
Hougari Frankincense is the highest grade of Frankincense available, second to none. The pieces are very large, and the aroma is simply amazing, changing from very clear lemon to lime in the greener pieces. The Hougari Superior is hand-picked Hougari pieces chosen for their size and color. This Hougari Frankincense comes directly from Oman, the birthplace of Frankincense. For information on the difference between Frankincense and Olibanum please see our Frankincense v.s. Olibanum page.
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Posted by RG on 24th Jul 2015
I really wanted the superior, but it's seems never to be in stock. This is good to settle for. A dry lemon lime scent which varies in intensity fro piece to piece. Very fresh.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Mar 2015
This has been the incense I enjoy the best. Even better then the larger pieces of the superior.
Posted by Jason on 3rd Mar 2015
This is the best I've ever smelled. I have. Couple different houjary tears and these are by far the best
Posted by Unknown on 30th May 2014
This is my favorite kind of frankincense, with not that strong aroma as superiour or royal hugari, and with a bit of citrus note.
Posted by Leo on 27th Aug 2013
I have tried many types of frankincense over the years and am crazy about the aroma. However, this is my absolute favorite. A little higher in price but well worth it.