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Opopanax / Sweet Myrrh Incense Resin

Opopanax / Sweet Myrrh Incense Resin

NAME
Opopanax
Sweet Myrrh


LATIN NAME

Commiphora holtziana

ORIGIN
Sumalia

PARTS USED
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.


CONSTITUENTS

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.


PRECAUTIONS

Avoid in the presence of babies and young children.