Gum of Amon (aka. Ammoniacum)is a hard opaque resin marbled with colors of manila, yellows and oranges that is originally native to Persia. It is thought that the name originates from the Temple of Jupiter Ammon in the Libyan Desert. To the modern nose, Gum of Amon produces a rather unpleasant aromas when placed upon a hot charcoal that most describe as acrid and pungent. While its use as incense has fallen mostly into disuse in modern times, some medieval and classic blends call for it in small amounts. Gum of Amon shares lineage with Asafoetida and Galbanum and may be used in a similar way when working as an incense. It is associated with the air element and Jupiter is thought to be its celestial body.
Ammoniacum (German), Gum
of Amon, Dorema (Swedish)
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