Benzoin Gum Siam Splinters & Grains.
Benzoin Siam is a balsamic resin which is excreted by the Styrax tonkinensis tree which grows in Thailand, Veitnam, Cambodia and Laos. It is used in perfumes, incense, and as a flavour for foods and beverages. It is commonly used in a type of incense in some Orthodox Christian churches in Russia, and some Western Catholic churches. It is also popular in India and some Arab states where it is burned on charcoal for its sweet vanilla-like fragrance. It is thought to help relieve stress and be calming and soothing to the soul.