Opopanax / Sweet Myrrh Incense Resin
TRADITIONAL HERBAL USES AND MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
The resin is extracted from the plant by making an insertion into the stem and allowing the sap to flow out. The resin is dark reddish when dried.
When burned as an incense it has a heady, heavy, musky, spicey, rich, physically embodying smell. It is often used as an incense to evoke, stimulate and awaken sensory perception or awareness. It is thought to be purifying and cleansing, and to heighten intuitive awareness.
Opopanax consists of a-Thujene, a-Pinene, Terinen-4-ol, Limonene, trans-verbenol.
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS AND DOSAGE
Use as an incense on lit charcoal disks, alone or mixed with other resins.
Avoid in the presence of babies and young children.