Luban – frankincense 50g
Frankincense resin comes from a shrubby deciduous tree native to Ethiopia and parts of Somalia, Oman and Yemen, which can have several trunks and grows between 2-8 metres in height. The bark of the tree is papery, thin and readily peels from the trunk. All parts of the tree are highly resinous, although resin doesn’t begin to appear until the tree is 8 years of age or older. The alternate and oddly-pinnate compound leaves are clustered at the end of the branches and are comprised of 9-15 leaflets which are serrated and pale green on the underside and darker green on the upper surface. The 5-petaled flowers are borne in axillary racemes that are 10cm in length and creamy white sometimes white to pinkish white in colour with yellow.
English Name : Frankincense
Arabic Name: Lubaan: لبان
Scientific Name : Boswellia frereana; boswellia carteri; boswellia sacra.
Description: A golden yellow gum resin extracted from a tree trunk mainly from Yemen, Somalia and man
Lifts the mood of a person.
Helps improve memory.
Neutralizes bad breath.
Strengthens the heart.
Purifies the air when burnt
(place a piece of lubaan on an electric burner or on a piece of hot coal)
Methods of using:
Drink the liquid after soaking lubaan in water (place a small piece in a glass of water and leave to soak for a couple of hours.
Chew a piece of lubaan until it becomes like chewing gum then remove and throw it away – do not swallow.
Inhale the fragrance by burning lubaan on coals or on a burner.
“Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet” (SAW) by Imam ibn Qayyim al Jauziyyah