Plant Aromatics Of The BibleSweet Slumber Balm

 

F R A N K I N C E N S E โ€ข TEARS
Drops of liquid aromatic gems from the Boswellia trees native to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

I first learnt about Frankincense from the famous Christmas Story as one of the gifts the 3 Wise Men from the east presented to baby Jesusโ€™ parents Mary & Joseph.
๐ŸŒŸThe resin โ€œbleedsโ€ from the bark when the tree is pierced or cut.
๐ŸŒŸHarvesters allow the resin to harden and crystallise into what they call โ€œtears,โ€ and then return to scrape & collect them individually.
๐ŸŒŸCan you imagine how labour intensive this type of work is and more so in an unforgiving harsh desert climate.
๐ŸŒŸTruly incense is a treasured commodity since antiquity for its medicinal values, healing properties and in worship rituals.

 

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