Colophony Resin - Portugal

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Colophony (Colophonium tot.) is a pine resin from Portugal. Pine is believed to be strengthening and cleansing and has long been held sacred in many cultures. Pine resin has a mild citrus-like, green, balsamic fragrance. Native Americans used pine in their incense mixtures and chewed it to treat throat infections. They also used the resin to heal wounds and bruises. In the ancient book, Natural Science, Hildegard von Bingen wrote of pine, "The pine tree is more warm than cold and contains energies and powers. The tree is a symbol for strength." Celtic and German ancestors believed the pine tree to be a source of protection from negative energies. Pine was burned in sick rooms to strengthen the healing process. According to older herb books, pine strengthens the nerves and gives energy, courage, and emotional strength. To some Christians, the pine tree is a symbol of light and life.

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    Posted by rosalind elmalik on Aug 11th 2018

    These resins burn too quickly. The ones I ordered were very thin. It would be better if they were thicker.