Peruvian Copal (aka. Black Copal)is a hard, dry, rock-like dark gray resin obtained from the Protium genus that sometimes contains small bits of bark. Native to the Amazon, this copal-style resin burns nicely when heated upon a hot charcoal, but generally leaves a little residue as apposed to the complete evaporation of its cousin Breuzinho. The smoke produced by Peruvian Copal is generally a little more husky than Breuzinho and less complex. Peruvian Copal works nicely as a rainy day and nighttime incense. The use of Protium resins as incense is widespread throughout the Amazon. Peruvian Copal is associated with the Air element and Jupiter is thought to be its celestial body.
Protium grandifolium is native to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
We are currently unaware on any authentic regional names for P. grandifolium, however it it normally traded as Black Copal, Copalli, Pom, and Peruvian Copal.
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