It is one of the raw materials for incense, and is read as "NYUKOU".
It is the resin of a tall, evergreen tree of the genus Boswellia in the olivaceae family from the Middle East. It is a rubbery secretion that hardens when the trunk is damaged and oozes.
It is said that it was named frankincense because the color of the exuded resin changes from transparent to milky white and looks like milk dripping from a breast.
In Japan, frankincense is not a familiar incense material, but in the West, it is a traditional fragrance that has been used in religious ceremonies since ancient times, and is one of the three gifts offered by the three doctors of the East when Jesus Christ was born. It is one of the three gifts offered by the three doctors of the East at the time of Jesus Christ's birth. As a symbol of sacred worship, it is also smelled at church masses to purify the place.
Its English name is "Frankincense", which is often used in perfumes.
Place of origin: Africa, Middle East
Aroma characteristics: cool, elegant, deep
Photo courtesy: OSAGAWA NISABUROU SHOTEN