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Opopanax Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Commiphora holtziana

Origin

Sumalia

Parts Used

Resin

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.

Typical Uses

Use as an incense on lit charcoal disks, alone or mixed with other resins.

Opopanax

Constituents

Constituents

Opopanax consists of a-Thujene, a-Pinene, Terinen-4-ol, Limonene, trans-verbenol.

Precautions

Avoid in the presence of babies and young children.