The most highly regarded type of resin is found in cedar trees. More official or scientific name of this compound is turpentine, clear and thick, amber-colored liquid with strong “piny” aroma.
Cedar resin has been one of the oldest natural ingredients for people leaving around Ural Mountains, lake Baikal, Siberia and Far East of Russia, used as antiseptic for wounds, burns, inflammations, bites.
The burning of cedar resin was considered cleansing and purifying for body and spirit, so it has long been used key ingredient for incenses burned during religious ceremonies. When collecting resin, Siberian people never cut the tree, rather gathering the resin already formed on the surface. It was considered that one cuts or harms the tree, it will never give out its healing power.