Latin Name: frankincense frereana
Plant Part: resin
Method of Production: hydrodistillation
Country of Origin: Somalia
Rating Code: PF
The sought after and esteemed “King of Frankincense”, Maydi, or Frankincense Frereana, also known as Coptic Frankincense, is much rarer than B. Sacra/Carterii and only grows abundantly in Somalia and neighboring Somaliland with a smattering of trees east to Kenya and perhaps west to Yemen. It is coveted in Arabian countries as a special occasion incense and medicine. We in the west are the last to see it due to its extraordinary value in the East.
This variety has a delightful fruity, woody, expansive scent.
Dimensions of Frankincense:
Aligns with the spiritual, used to call upon the divine. Active on the pituitary gland. It is a strong immune stimulant and is useful in asthma and depression. It is also considered anti-tumor. Valuable in perfume blends.
a. Scentsation: This variety has a delightful fruity, woody, expansive scent.
b. Physical Healing: tonic, stimulant, expectorant, cicatrisive, pectoral, antidepressant, antiseptic
c. Emotional Healing: to induce feelings of emotional stability, enlightenment, protection, introspection, courage, resolution, fortitude, acceptance and inspiration