Wood, Resin, Whole from Brazil (SKU 3796)
Jatoba incense resin, from the amazonian rain forest of Pará, Brazil. This resin is wild-harvested by hand from the bottom of the tree, and is totally sustainable. A light, refreshing scent with tones of pine and forest floor. Burn on charcaol placed in a heatproof dish.
For this product in a finer form please see our Sacred Incense range.
Hymenaea courbaril is also known as Jatoba. The roots and trunk yield a gum commonly known as 'South American copal'. The gum forms hard lumps that become buried in the soil at the base of a tree. This gum has a multitude of uses, including as a varnish, but also for incense and local medicines. Traditionally Jatoba was used in local folk medicine as a cure-all, being especially useful for coughs. Indians in the Amazon also used the resin in magic rituals, love potions and in wedding ceremonies.
Other names: copal-do-brazil-tree, farinheira, jassai, sponge cake, courbaril, West Indian locust, Brazilian copal, amami-gum
This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.
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