More about Dammar (Canarium Strictum)
Canarium strictum, Burseraceae (Copal family) is a large canopy tree with bipinnate leaves that is distributed across parts of India, Myanmar, and Yunnan province, China. It can grow up to about 40 meters tall and is found in moist deciduous to semi-evergreen forests at altitudes ranging from about 750 to 1400 meters. Dammar trees are polygamous and flowers are insect pollinated. Fruits are ovoid or ellipsoid drupes with one to three seeds
Burning Canarium strictum its resin fights sadness, depression and melancholy. It is thought to help with clairvoyance and contact with the angelic kingdom.
Dammar has traditionally been used in foods, as either a clouding or a glazing agent, in the making of incense, varnishing and in other processes. The resin was first introduced as a picture varnish in 1826 and is commonly referred to as Dammar varnish..
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