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Sandarac Incense Resin

Sandarac Incense Resin

This species is the national tree of Malta being one of the only places where it grows in abundance. In Malta it is called the ‘sigar tal-gharghar’ and is now protected by law and conservation acts to protect it. Although not an endangered species, the Sandarac Incense Resin that Indigo Herbs sells comes from reputable sources where the trees are specifically cultivated for the use of resin and are responsibly managed without harm to the plantation where they are kept. Our Sandarac Incense Resin is one of the best that can be bought on the market and we are proud to have this product as part of our extensive single incense collection.

The Tetraclinis articulate tree has a long been used for its resin with uses ranging from art restoration to varnish. In the renaissance era Sandarac was used to make varnish by melting the resin and adding linseed oil. Known also as a folk medicine in Morocco, it was traditionally used to relieve cramps and bring an atmosphere of calm during childbirth by burning at resin. It is also used to make a liquor that is consumed for relaxation and medicinal properties. It is still burnt in the Arabic world to treat a cold and flu symptoms. The wood of this tree has also been prized for its lustrous finish and strength. Used to make ships and also carving, the base of this tree has been most prized for its rare properties of being excellent for sculpting. In the past this has been one of the notable reasons for the Sandarac trees scarcity.

A member of the cypress tree family, this is one of the only members of the species that is able to grow again from the trunk if it is cut or burnt down. This makes the Tetraclinis articulate tree able to rise again if burnt by the ravages of forest fires or from goats eating all the fresh shoots of the tree. Rarely does this tree grow to more the 6 meters in height and usually has more than one trunk growing from the root. The leaves splay from the branches and can best be described as fingers that reach out and produce more fingers with scale like leaves.

Sandarac Incense (Resin) 25g
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Latin Name: Tetraclinis articulata

  • Origin: North West Africa
  • Scent: light, balsamic, sweet
  • 100% pure Botanical ingredients.
  • Action: Invoking, clearing, calming meditating
  • Tradition: The Arabic world
  • Pure Botanical resin to be burnt on a charcoal disk, to produce an aromatic smoke.
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Indigo Herbs Sandarac Resin is the finest quality grade resin from the Tetraclinis articulata tree, known for its invoking, peaceful aromatic qualities. Sandarac was traditionally used in Arabic cultures for ceremony, prayer, healing and ritual. It is a natural aromatic, and it can be used to create a special high energy sacred space and is known to be uplifting and peace-bringing.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this incense. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Taking herbs in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

1. Take a lighter or match to a Charcoal disk, and when it is fully alight then set it safely into a charcoal disk holder, or heat resistant receptacle.

2. When the charcoal disk has turned grey and ash like, then add a couple of tears of plant resin, powder, bark or chips.

3. This plant matter will begin to smolder and release an aromatic smoke.

4. Set the lid on the charcoal burner, and enjoy the sensual experience of the aroma pervading the room.

5. Add more incense when required.  

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Resin is tapped from a tree. This is done by scraping the bark and allowing the resins to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears.

Tapping is done 2 to 3 times a year with the final taps producing the best tears due to their higher aromatic chemical content.

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3 out of 5by Abdi
28 November 2019
It was decent quality.
5 out of 5by Sheila smith
26 May 2019
as described
3 out of 5by Fiona Marlow
19 September 2016
It's an ok aroma but it needs something sweeter mixed in . Clears any fly's etc from the room so that was a bonus.
5 out of 5by Jonathan Kelly
27 March 2016
part of a mixture including Black Storax and Frankincense
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