Sorig Incense from Mentsikhang
In Tibet, the tradition of using incense exists since the beginning of human evolution. Buddhism flourished to a great extent in the 7th century Ad under the reign of successive religious kings of Tibet, along with the preservation and development of making incense based on the secret tantric text by the great Indian Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna. Various formulas for making incense were developed by the great scholar of Tibetan medicine like Zurkhar Lodoe Gyalpo and Deumar in 14th and 17th century Ad respectively. These were well preserved by the modern scholars like Ven. Dr. Kyenrab Norbu and in accordance with traditional formula this quality incense is prepared.
Ingredients and composition: Carthamus tinctorious (41.01%), Rhododendron sp. (18.34%), Juniperus sp. (10.09%), Pixrorhiza kurroa (9.17%), Rosa Satvus (9.17%), Selinum wallichinum (9.17%), Dracocephalum taguticum (1.83%), Artemisia sp. (0.915%), Santalum album (0.09%)etc.
Uses: Recommended for religious offering, meditation, protection against malevolent spits and some communicable diseases. it can also be used as a room freshener or for refreshing the senses. Especially it is recommended in the morning during meditation and prayers.