Borneol Camphor - Raw/Superior/Dryobalanops aromatica

$15.75

Borneol Camphor -  Raw/Superior/Dryobalanops aromatica
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Borneo Camphor, sometimes called Borneol Camphor is a pale, straw colored resin from the Dryobalanops aromatica tree. It is an evergreen that can reach heights of more than 120 feet. The Japanese refer to this tree as the hon-sho and the sacred camphor tree at the Hachiman shrine in the Kagoshima district of Japan is more than 1,200 years old.


I want to offer this to incense lovers who want to smell what real raw camphor of the finest grade is like. This crystalline camphor is in its natural form and is a light straw color, it is imported from Japan.
It is a wonderful ingredient in incense for healing and meditation, A LITTLE GOES A LONG AWAY.


This price is for 3 grams packed in a small white balm pot to keep it stored safely.


Borneol Camphor
Description: Natural straw-colored, semi-translucent crystals are collected from fissures in the trunk of the magnificent evergreen camphor trees which grow to over 130 feet (40-50m). These trees are considered holy by the Chinese and provide us with the gift of its crystalline resin.  The crystals are found inside some old trees, whereas other trees produce only oil. The crystals result from the oxidation and solidification of camphor oil (Janse 1909). As the formation of camphor only occurs in some trees, it is quite difficult to find. Camphor seems to have been produced in a sustainable way for over 10 centuries. Accounts from the beginning of the 20th century mention that, in Malaysia, shamans were in charge of finding camphor-containing trees through divination; only a secret language could be used when cutting the tree (Skeat 1900). Only the very old trees were cut and small quantities were traded at a very high price for medicinal use. Marco Polo mentioned the great Camphor trees being exported from Sumatra and Johore to the Middle East since at least the 6th Century AD.Description: Natural straw-colored, semi-translucent crystals are collected from fissures in the trunk of the magnificent evergreen camphor trees which grow to over 130 feet (40-50m). These trees are considered holy by the Chinese and provide us with the gift of its crystalline resin. Some crystals are later refined to the white color pictured. The crystals are found inside some old trees, whereas other trees produce only oil. The crystals result from the oxidation and solidification of camphor oil (Janse 1909). As the formation of camphor only occurs in some trees, it is quite difficult to find. Camphor seems to have been produced in a sustainable way for over 10 centuries. Accounts from the beginning of the 20th century mention that, in Malaysia, shamans were in charge of finding camphor-containing trees through divination; only a secret language could be used when cutting the tree (Skeat 1900). Only the very old trees were cut and small quantities were traded at a very high price for medicinal use. Marco Polo mentioned the great Camphor trees being exported from Sumatra and Johore to the Middle East since at least the 6th Century AD. Dryobalanops aromatica

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Borneol Camphor (Dryobalanops sp.) is considered the highest quality available in comparison to camphor obtained from other species or regions. It has been traded for thousands of years and has been used in perfumery, alchemy, and as a panacea in medicine. At one point in history, it was the most sought after aromatic ingredient and is currently a staple in modern Japanese and Buddhist incenses.

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