Frankincense is a tree sap that gives a sweet pine-like aroma when heated. It’s been used since ancient times to heighten spirituality, to cleanse a room, and to ward off bad spirits.

Frankincense helps mental clarity, relaxation and is anti-fungal. The special smell comes from special molecules. Research has shown that it may help with pain relief, depression and anxiety.

Frankincense is often part of a coffee ceremony. An invitation to attend one considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Selam is an Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant. Join us at 812 Bloor St W in Toronto. We’re a 4 min walk east of Ossington Subway/Green P. 416-915-7225