Tokusen Kobunboku Special Plum Blossom, 60 gms - Neko-Chan Incense

Tokusen Kobunboku Special Plum Blossom, 60 gms

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Excellent (Tokusen) Kobunboku, Special Plum Blossom - Baieido Japanese Incense. Sandalwood with aloeswood from Kalimantan.. 60 grams, approximately 200 sticks, 5.5 inches in length.

Tokusen is the same famous formula as regular Kobunboku with the addition of aloeswood from Kalimantan. Kobunboku (Plum Blossom) - Baieido Japanese incense. Sandalwood, Cassia, and Borneol with other traditional herbs. Short bundle, paper-wrap - 20 grams, approximately 50 sticks, 5.5 inches in length. A traditional misture of sandalwood, clove, cinnamon, borneol, and other medicinal herbs.

Why is sandalwood an ingredient in so many different kinds of incense? Chandan, also known as Sandalwood, is considered to be of the padma (lotus) group, associated with the qualities of Amitabha Buddha, which are compassion, devotion, and love. Chandan's scent is believed to purify desires and maintain a person's alertness while in meditation.

Sandalwood smells somewhat like other wood scents, except it has a bright and fresh edge with few natural analogues. Its sedative property clears stress from the nervous system.

Because of chandan's (sandalwood's) enrichment of the Padma (Lotus) Buddha wisdom qualities, it is the most frequently used scent for Bhakti (devotion) practices, since sandalwood or chandan is a tonic to the heart, evocative of calm love and devotion.

According to traditional Ayurvedic sources, Chandan dispels nervousness, cooling, clears depression, relaxes headache, lessens insomnia, reduces stomach pains and heat sickness. It is also calming, helps sleep, and centers the mind.