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Olibanum, Indian Choice
Form: Resin pieces
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Frankincense, Frank Incense
Esoteric Uses: Banishing, consecration, protection, ritual fumigations, divination, exorcism
Esoteric Associations: Sun, Fire
Incense Aroma: A very clean citrus-orange aroma
Olibanum is similar to Frankincense, but is usually differentiated from it by a distinct orange aroma, as opposed to the Frankincense's lemon aroma. Olibanum 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.
Olibanum is a bitter, strong smelling and warming herb with nervine, antiseptic, expectorant and decongestant properties. Olibanum 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.
This is our best grade of Olibanum from India. For information on the difference between Frankincense and Olibanum please see our Frankincense v.s. Olibanum page.
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Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2016
A sweeter citrus scent than all the other frankincense in the sampler INC914. I definitely prefer this to the Frankincense Arabia Sweet.
Posted by Nacho on 15th Jan 2015
I picked up this one from "Frankincense and Olibanum Resin Incense Sampler", and
I really think there is others frankincense with more interesting fragrance than this one.