We have all heard about Frankincense from the tomb of King Tut to the manger of Jesus. Frankincense has been and still is a part of many cultures but many do not know about the immense healing benefits of this potent ingredient. Zakiya Dhiyab Hamed Al Zakwani, founder of Zproyecto tells us all bout this magic ingredient and its healing properties.
Traditionally Greek, Indian and Chinese medicines have been using frankincense as a remedy for conditions involving pain and inflammation, and also for digestive and respiratory problems. The use of Frankincense has also been found in Ayurveda. Its anti-inflammatory effects may help reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis. Much is still being researched about the health benefits of frankincense, but doctors like the signs they see early in their research and believe it could have some good uses. Those uses could grow over time. Frankincense, along with myrrh, has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine and administered for treatment of blood stagnation and inflammation diseases in addition to pain relief and swelling.
The woody fragrance of burning frankincense is synonymous with religious ceremony around the world and is commonly used in meditation practice. Frankincense is grown in different regions of the world, but most experts say that Boswellia sacra, the frankincense from Oman, is particularly pure and potent with a powerful bouquet. It is commonly referred to as royal frankincense, perhaps because it was reserved exclusively for royalty until about 50 years ago.
Frankincense has been used for generations for its purification and healing properties. The benefits are massive. These naturally produced resin tears are magical. Everyone nowadays only looks for quick fixes, and we lack the patience to witness nature’s gift to us.
What if we stop for a while and think to ourselves, instead of turning to pharmaceuticals and man-made elements, for a rapid solution, we instead turn towards nature for our cure? We all know that natural products require time to take effect. But once we pass the ‘patience test’, the fruit is a lifetime of harmony, saving our money and protecting our wellbeing.
Frankincense is also called olibanum, a natural ‘tear’ produced by the Boswellia Sacra. Humans use a tapping process to harvest these ‘tears’, depending on the season and the time it leaks this luxury, the quality and grade of these tears are measured accordingly.
At Zproyecto we only stock Omani Hojari Frankincense. We ensure to carry only the royal light green and the white large and medium tears. The aroma from these tears are truly gifting. Although the light green are mostly used as a medicine to consume rather than burn, due to its high monetary value, many who can afford it, burn it solely for the magical aroma.
Burning frankincense in any premises not only purifies the ambience – making the area smell good and welcoming – but it also helps in bringing tranquility, harmony and peace. The sense of calm achieved by burning this incense is incredible.
Frankincense is a natural remedy to anxiety, stress and removing any body heaviness. Once you burn the resin on top of a lit coal, the smoke fills the room with magic – a magic which will truly heal the mind body and soul. Frankincense supports the body and mind because it works as an energy medicine. It affects our own energy field, and because that energy field is the link between our body and mind, it tends to stimulate the body and mind to move toward wellness.
Established in 2018, with the aim of providing unique, natural gifts to discerning consumers who care about the environment, natural healing and wellbeing, Zproyecto is a Spanish name (project) with a touch of the Gulf.
Visit Zproyecto.com for a range of healing crystals, home décor, healing jewellery, Hojari Omani frankincense, handmade meditation carpet and mats, handmade women’s clothing, including handmade abayas with a healing crystal attached, and handmade candles and incense.
Zproyecto has an exclusive boutique in Al Ghurair Centre, where clients can also engage in a one-to-one consultation, towards the correct crystals for optimum wellbeing and helps identify blocked chakras.
Zproyecto takes a holistic approach to your wellbeing and can also be found at the spa in Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi hotel.
Zakiya Dhiyab Hamed Al Zakwani, founder of Zproyecto, is an Omani entrepreneur and mother of one.
She is also a certified crystal healing practitioner. In 2018, she decided to consolidate her wider interest in homeopathy, holistic healing, semi precious stones, natural materials and mother nature into a business – Zproyecto. Zakiya’s commitment to products’ quality and excellence and promoting wellbeing and natural healing permeates her business.