From trees in the north of the Samhan mountains of Oman, comes this large tear, royal green hojari grade of Frankincense. The highest grade in the world, emanating from the Boswellia sacra tree, it is one of the finest natural scents in existence. Royal Hojari also has the most oils of all the grades of Frankincense, averaging 8.5%. Royal Hojari is also said to be the same Frankincense brought by the magi to celebrate the birth of Jesus, along with Myrrh and Gold. Frankincense has been traded for over 5000 years, and is one of many treasured incense of antiquity.
Frankincense is edible and can be chewed as gum, it’s a bit stickier at first, and a little bitter at first, but great for oral health, and has a very long lasting flavor. It’s made up of 30-36% water soluble gum, so you do actually absorb some of it. The majority of frankincense is made up of resin, which is alcohol and oil soluble, but not water soluble. It’s in this resin where the famed boswellic acids are, although their molecular weight is too high to go into the essential oil.
Frankincense is also known as Hojari, Luban, Hoojri, Olibanum, לבונה, and al-lubān.