Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Air

Powers: Purification, prosperity.

Magical Uses: Burn benzoin to purify, and add to purification incenses. A fine "clearing" herb. Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil, and burn to attract customers to your place of business. Often used as a base for incenses. There are two types of Benzoin commonly available: Benzoin Siam and Benzoin Sumatra. They can both be used as described above, but Benzoin Sumatra is better suited for cleansing, while Benzoin Siam is better suited for attraction. Benzoin Siam can be substituted for storax, to which it is related.