What is the symbolism of frankincense?

Answer Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is a fragrant tree resin that is used in incense and perfumes. Frankincense trees grow in Oman, Yemen and Somalia. It has been traded throughout the Middle Eas... Read More »

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How old is frankincense oil?

According to the Middle East Institute, the use of it goes as far back as 500 BCE. Ancient Egyptian inscriptions recorded the use of frankincense oil in perfumes and incenses. They spoke of its med... Read More »

What are frankincense&myrrh used for?

According to Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda, the Director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine, myrrh was used by in ancient times by Egyptians as part of the embalming process. In India, frankincens... Read More »

What Are Myrhh & Frankincense?

Frankincense and myrrh are resins extracted from shrubs or small trees that grow exclusively on the southern Arabian peninsula. Ancient civilizations cultivated and harvested the herbs for a variet... Read More »

What are frankincense and myrrh?

Throughout history, frankincense and myrrh have been valued for their aromatic and medicinal properties. In Biblical times, the herbs were popular trading items. It is said that the Three Wise Men ... Read More »