Frankincense comes from a small hardy tree from the Middle East. The tree is small with abundant leaves and white or pink flowers. The resin is a fragrant milky-white sticky liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when cut. The sap is distilled, much like maple syrup, to make the oil. The resin is known as olibanum, from the Arabic meaning to 'results from milking'. Frankincense is used as incense, and has been traded for 5,000 years. It was one of the ingredients used in the holy oil described in the Talmud. The oil is prized today in the perfume industry, and used in the manufacturing of skin-care products.
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