Our Maydi Frankincense, Boswellia frereana, is certified organic high grade frankincense. This rare and treasured frankincense resin is rarely available in the U.S.
The tree is known as "Yagcar" by the Somalis, "Yegaar" in Yemen and "Luban Lami" in Arabic. Maydi is thought of as superior to other frankincense varieties by the Somalis and Arabians.
Historically most of the harvest goes to Saudi Arabia where it is highly regarded as a prestigious chewing gum. This frankincense species is found only on the steep vertical slopes of coastal Northern Somalia. Attempts have been made to introduce the species to Kenya and Southern Yemen with little success, so the crop is not excepected to increase any time soon.
Traditionally, the top four grades have exclusively been exported to Saudi Arabia while the lower grades are usually sent to China for use in medicine and France, Germany and England for use as incense in religious ceremonies.
Here we are honored to offer our customers a mixture of the top four grades of Maydi Frankincense. It has a deeper, more balsamic and resinous aroma than the popular B. sacra and B. carteri species but with its own wonderful light and lively top notes.
1 ounce bottle