Frankincense Resin - Maydi 1st Choice - Somalia

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Maydi Frankincense is actually several grades of Boswellia frereana! Mushaad (1st choice) plus top three grades mixed and imported direct from Somalia. Until recently, this rare and treasured frankincense resin has not been available in the U.S. The tree is known as "Yagcar" by the Somalis, "Yegaar" in Yemen and "Luban Lami" in Arabic. Maydi is considered to be superior to other frankincense varieties by the Somali and Middle Eastern peoples. Historically, over 70% of its annual yield is imported by Saudi Arabia, where it is highly regarded as a prestigious chewing gum.

This frankincense species is found only on the steep vertical slopes of coastal Northern Somalia. Similar to other frankincense trees, Boswellia frereana favors soil rich in limestone and thrives in a hot climate, but unlike other species, it requires access to water and rainfall. Attempts have been made to introduce the species to Kenya and Southern Yemen with little success. Maydi is sorted into eight grades consisting of mushaad, mujarwal, fas kebir (kabeer), fas saghir (saqeer), jabaanjib, shorta, slif and foox in order from best quality to least. The top four grades have exclusively been exported to Saudi Arabia for chewing gum while the remaining grades are exported to China for use in medicine, and France, Germany and England for use as incense in religious ceremonies. It has a deeper, more balsamic and resinous aroma than the popular B. sacra and B. carteri species but with its own wonderful light and lively top notes. Certified Organic.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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  • 5
    Wonderful frankincense Maydi

    Posted by Cyndee on Aug 6th 2020

    I recently purchased the 4oz frankincense Maydi. It has a sweet scent and came in a variety of sizes, from large cluster to pebble size which I appreciate. I will definitely be coming back to purchase other products!

  • 5

    Posted by Corey on Jul 8th 2020

    This is my favorite frankincense so far. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5

    Posted by Shadin on Jun 28th 2020

    Excellent product

  • 5
    Maydi frankincense

    Posted by Mariz on Oct 15th 2019

    Exactly what I wanted

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Om Ahmed on Aug 21st 2018

    Great product ! Highly recommended. It arrived fast too!