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Boswellia Thurifera grows in the regions of Yemen, North and East Africa. It is larger in size compared to that of Boswellia Papyifera. Used widely by the Jordanian’s it has been scientifically tested to show that it helps promote fertility mainly by affecting pituitary gland cells. Boswellia Thurifera can also be classified into 4 grades of purity.
The world’s finest and luxurious frankincense resin is the Boswellia Sacra from Oman. This sweet aromatic resin was the favourite for Queen of Sheba and Queen Hatsethput and is most likely the grade also given to baby Jesus. Boswellia Sacra is classified in to four categories according to its degree of excellence.
The resins are subdivided from 4 regions in Dhofar -Oman. These regions reflect the quality of each resin. El Shabi, which is known to be lowest good quality, El Shazri which is the third good quality,the second class is El Najdi and its trees grow in the Najd area, north of Central Dhofar Mountains. The finest quality is El Hojari, which is the resin from the trees that grow in the eastern part of the area. Within each class the resins can be graded into its size, colour and smell. So far the frankincense Store has graded 12 grades from the EL Hojari class. The grades also reflect weather it is the first second, third, fourth or fifth tapping from the tree in any one season. This process of grading and classification can be adapted to other countries that produce frankincense.
The Hojari frankincense is the finest. But the Diamond resin of all the frankincense worldwide and is only available in small quantities and exclusive to the Omani region is the Green Hojari Locally known as Luban Zakar. Known for its magical healing properties and a powerful sweet aromatic citrus menthol scent. This rare and amazing frankincense resin has the power to help with fertility; cancer, leukaemia and many others sever illnesses. The resin is taken internally by boiling it until fully dissolved and drunk immediately. Omani's use this regularly and every home in Oman has an amount of the Green Hojari Frankincense as a use of medicine. Oman has no cancer wards in its hospital or cancer patients. In 2011 about 4 people were diagnosed with cancer and these are all people that have lived outside of Oman.
All in all there are 4 main types of boswellia trees being cultivated but there must be over 50 species of the Burseraceae Boswellia Trees including Commiphora myhrra, and 250 + grades of the resins.
Some of the names of the other boswellia trees are:
Boswellia ameero, B.bullata, B.dalzielii, B.dioscorides, B.elongata, B.frereana, B.nana, B.neglecta, B.ogadensis, B.pirottae, B.papyrifera, B.popoviana, B.rivae, B.Sacra Flueck, B.thurifera, B.Carterri, B.serrata, B.socotrana.