Gum Olibanum (Frankincense) – Tears

Gum Olibanum (Frankincense) – Tears

Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Boswellia
Country of Origin: Northern Africa

An aromatic (tree) resin used for incense, perfume, and aromatherapy.  Harvested by “tapping” the tree and thereby extracting the sap.  Quality determined by color, aroma, size, and purity.  A species of great Biblical significance.