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  1. Pierre Normand
    October 11, 2012

    Although many tree resins are indeed dark orange, red, burgundy and almost black, there are also many resins that are pale yellow and even white or clear. Your uses of resin left out its use as incense, which is one of the oldest and most popular uses of tree and plant resin. The biblical frankincense is simply the resin that is collected from the Boswellia sacra, or Boswellia Carteri. By the same token, the biblical Myrrh is the resin collected from several species of the genus Commiphora. And Copal, the resin incense of pre-Columbian Meso-America comes from the many species of the genus Bursera (Torchwood trees). And there are a number of other types of incense, all of which are nothing more than the pure and unadulterated resins of many different plants. It is harvested by slashing the bark of three and letting the viscous, sticky resin ooze out of the tree. When it hardens, it is easy to collect the tear-drop shaped granules for use. One of my favorites is the resin of the Pinon Pine that is native to New Mexico.

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  2. Damien
    October 15, 2012

    This is a good article. Since sap is more of a sugar based substance this raises the question, what is the difference between sap vs nectar? Can anyone address this?

    Sap vs Nectar

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