Gum Copal 50g

£6.00

Gum Copal can be used on its own as incense, but it blends especially well with other herbs and resins too! Use as a substitute for Frankincense when soap making.
It can have an appearance similar to amber and can be mistaken for it. Unlike amber, gum copal is usually only 100-1,000 years old and it has not yet fossilized.

Name: Copal Gum
Latin Name:
 Hymenaea verrucosa
Other Names: Copal Tree, Tree of Heaven, East African Copal Tree, Zanzibar Copal, Mexican Frankincense, Paradise Tree, Varnish Tree, Vernis de Chine, Vernis de Japon and Pom.

 

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Description

Description:

Gum Copal can be used on its own as incense, but it blends especially well with other herbs and resins too! Use as a substitute for Frankincense when soap making.
It can have an appearance similar to amber and can be mistaken for it. Unlike amber, gum copal is usually only 100-1,000 years old and it has not yet fossilized.

Name: Copal Gum
Latin Name:
 Hymenaea verrucosa
Plant Family:
 Fabaceae
Other Names: Copal Tree, Tree of Heaven, East African Copal Tree, Zanzibar Copal, Mexican Frankincense, Paradise Tree, Varnish Tree, Vernis de Chine, Vernis de Japon and Pom.

Properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Astringent
  • Copal Gum contains more than 130 compounds including;
    • Fatty acids
    • Flavonoids
    • Terpenoids
    • Steroids
    • Phthalides
    • Phenolic acids
    • Procyanidins
    • Coumarins
    •  Triterpenes

Benefits:

  • Copal is rich in triterpenes which help to alleviate stress and anxiety.
  • Known for its ability to elicit mentally uplifting and calming effects
  • Copal is traditionally burned for spiritual cleansing, to clear negative energy, purify and protect.
  • The astringent properties make it useful for toning the skin

Uses:

  • Incense: – it has a clean, light, fruity or citrus smell. It is still widely used by a number of indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America.
  • It is believed that this resin incense is used for clearing and clarifying the mind, and for removing negative energies as it hold the influence of protection and purification.
  • It was used by the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (the Mayans) as ceremonially burned incense
  • It was often used in religious occasions too in the form of sacrifices to deities (typically associating the copal as food for the gods)
  • Pharmaceutical: – used as medicine for several ailments such as in the
    • Treatment of burns
    • Headache
    • Nosebleed
    • Fever
    • Stomach ache
    • In the preparation of dental products and as a remedy for loose teeth
    • Dysentery

Cautions:

  • There are no known specific cautions.
  • Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
  • Celtic Earth Spirit advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any new herbal product.

Allergens:

  • Produced in facilities handling Nuts, gluten, celery and mustard.
  • Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied.

Additional information

Weight 60 g

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