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Sesquiterpenoids: The Holy Fragrance Ingredients

By: Michael Zviely and Ming Li
Posted: May 31, 2013, from the June 2013 issue of P&F magazine.

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Incense is an aromatic substance that is obtained from certain resinous trees and often used for purposes of religious worship. The word is also used to signify the smoke or perfume arising from incense when burned.

Ingredients can be added to incense to increase the production of smoke. Incense is traditionally harvested from Boswellia sacra of Arabia Felix and Boswellia papyrifera.

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