Jatoba (aka. Brazilian Copal) is a hard, white resin obtained from the Hymenaea genus. Native to the Caribbean, Central and South America; this copal resin evaporates completely when heated upon a hot charcoal. The smoke produced by Jatoba is both light and refreshing and is very similar in characteristics to Alinsago and White Meranti. Jatoba makes a great cleansing incense. It is associated with the Earth element and Venus is thought to be its celestial body.
Hymenaea courbaril is found in the Caribbean and throughout Central America from Mexico to Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru.
Common English: Amami Gum, Brazilian Cherry Tree, Brazilian Copal, South American Locust, West Indian Locust Germanic tongues: Heuschreckenbaum (German)
Latin tongues: Caroubier de la Guyane (French), Copal (Spanish), Courbaril (French), Curbaril (Spanish), Farinheira (Portuguese/Brazil), Guapinol (Spanish), Jataí (Portuguese), Jatobá (Portuguese/Brazil), Jitaí (Portuguese/Brazil), Jutaí (Portuguese/Brazil), Paquio (Spanish)
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