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Opopanax (Sweet Myrrh) - Kenya 2oz.


Opoponax  - Commiphora (erythraea or kataf) also known as sweet myrrh is a cousin of the healing Myrrh—Commiphora Myrrha—but with a warm-balsamic and sweet, honey-like aroma. It is a natural oleo-gum-resin like myrrh and frankincense.

"A scent reminiscent of the cork of a sherry bottle or an old  library full of Secrets"

 This is a new batch of  Opopanax,  of good quality and scent...It needs a really hot climate to grow well and with a rich fragrance, ours is from Kenya.

Opopanax is thought to be an incense of protection, its smoke creating an aura or shield of protection against misfortune. It is also thought by some cultures increase intuition and awareness.  

This price is for 2 oz. of rough nuggets

"The name opopanax derives from Anglo-Norman opopanac, from Latin opopanax, from Hellenistic Greek ὀποπάναξ, from Ancient Greek ὀπός "vegetable juice" + πάναξ "panacea" (all healing). Panacea (Gk. πανάκεια) denotes a kind of savory, named for Panakeia, a daughter of Aesculapius.

African opopanax is the resin of Commiphora kataf 

Opopanax, a major export article from Africa since ancient times, is also known as bisabol - bissa bol (Hindi) and as hebbakhade - habak hadi (Somali). "bissa bol" is scented myrrh, in contrast to "heera bol", bitter myrrh.




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