Myrrh and Benzoin Resin

Myrrh, opopanax and guggul, three commiphora-type resins
These three resins come from trees that are quite similar in the Burseraceae family. Commiphora myrrha or myrrh is the most well-known of the three, originating in Somalia or the Sudan, used since the dawn of time for its antiseptic properties. Opoponax commiphora erythaea (or opopanax), whilst it offers a different scent, produces the same effects. Effective for purifying houses and eliminating negative influences. Guggul commiphora mukul (sometimes called Indian Bdellium), although it is less well known, is a resin that is widely used in India, and is an ingredient often present in ayurvedic remedies.
Laos benzoin and Sumatran benzoin
Benzoin resins are amongst the most used in fumigations. There are mainly two types of benzoin, both products from a tree called styrax. The first variety is Benzoin Siam styrax tonkinensis, which comes from Laos or Thailand – this is the benzoin used for the manufacture of Triple Armenian Paper. The second is Benzoin Sumatra styrax benzoin which comes from Indonesia, the island of Sumatra as its name indicates.
What sort of benzoin resin should be used in fumigation?
The difference between Benzoin Siam and Benzoin Sumatra is essentially olfactory. Their antiseptic properties as well as stimulating effect on the imagination and inspiration are identical. Some prefer the more gentle and vanilla touch of Laos benzoin.


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Myrrh Somalia 50g

Product no.: 342

Myrrh from Somalia. Commiphora myrrha resin in small pieces. Net weight: 50g

CHF 6.50 *
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Myrrh Somalia 1st Choice 50g

Product no.: 340

Myrrh Somalia 1st choice. Commiphora myrrha resin from Somalia in bigger pieces. Net weight: 50g

CHF 7.50 *

Myrrh Powder 50g

Product no.: 485

Myrrh from Kenya. Commiphora myrrha resin powder. Net weight: 50g

CHF 5.50 *
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Benzoin Siam 40g

Product no.: 337

Benzoin Siam powder 40g. Styrax tonkinensis resin from Laos

CHF 8.50 *
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Benzoin Siam 1st Choice 30g

Product no.: 354

Benzoin Siam powder 30g. Styrax tonkinensis resin from Laos

CHF 9.50 *
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Benzoin Sumatra 40g

Product no.: 432

Benzoin Sumatra powder 40g. Styrax benzoin resin from Indonesia.

CHF 6.50 *

Benzoin Sumatra 1st Choice 40g

Product no.: 339

Benzoin Sumatra 40g. Styrax benzoin resin from Indonesia.

CHF 8.50 *
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Loban, Djaoui or Black Benzoe 50g

Product no.: 429
CHF 5.50 *
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