Incense: a resin with multiple properties

Incense is a resin with multiple properties extracted from a plant native to East Africa and India: boswelia. This plant exudes a gum/resin which when left to dry and burn gives off an intense scent which also has antiseptic properties .

What is the role of incense in the story? Incense: a resin with multiple properties

Incense was already very present in ancient times and was used a lot during sacred rites as a gesture of benevolence and devotion towards all the gods.
In the Catholic church it had both spiritual purposes but also antiseptic properties which served to make the environment healthier .

How did frankincense work as an antiseptic?

We have an example of the use of this resin with multiple properties in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia where we find a censer more than a meter high which had and has the task of camouflaging the smell of pilgrims and disinfecting the air .

What are the other uses of incense? Incense: a resin with multiple properties

In addition to its religious meaning, incense has always been used for its antiseptic properties as already mentioned above. It is also used for fumigations and inhalations - for example in Arab countries - to dissolve mucus as an expectorant. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to balance the pitta Dosha (fire) because it has refreshing properties, and is finally used to soothe ligaments and joints.

What are the properties of frankincense essential oil?

Frankincense essential oil - clearly only those that can be consumed for food use - is administered for the correct functioning of the intestinal mucosa , for its antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties. It is also adopted in meditation practices and yoga for work on the chakras.

How do you use incense to activate the chakras?

In India different perfumes are used to activate the different chakras . It is often used to facilitate concentration and it has been shown how inhaling a specific aroma can activate certain areas of the brain, and therefore helps to be ready for meditation practice.

Do you have incense for sale on your site?

Yes, certainly. We are passionate not only about stones and jewels but also about everything that has to do with the oriental world and traditions. You can find our natural and Ayurvedic incense here.

What books can we recommend?

We can suggest this book by Silvia Bianco which can be purchased here

recommended reading:

YANTRA: Mystical amulet