Gum Benzoin

Gum Benzoin

Gum Benzoin Sumatra

Gum Benzoin Sumatra is balsamic resin obtained from the bark of species of tree styrax origin from sumatra. This is one of nontimber forest product classified into the resin group. 

It has so many benefit such as used in making parfumes, incense, cosmetics, medicines, scented candles, as falvoring in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, chewing gum, frozen dairy, gelatins, puddings and soft candy.

Those Gum also called Olibanum or frankincense. In science these gums is also included in the order Ebenaceae, family Styracaceae and the genus Styrax.

The most common types of  Gum Benzoin cultivated in North Sumatra are the types of Styrax sumatrana J.Sm called Gum Benzoin Toba  , regional names “Haminjon” or “kemenyan toba”. It  is a type of incense tree that generally grows in the districts of North Tapanuli

Glance History 

Benzoin is a tree that exists in South Asia. The form of it is wet when it is gelatinous, crystals when it is dry and hard. Gum benzoin Sumatra which mostly grows up in Sumatra Island. It is different with Siam Benzoin because it contains cinnamic acid besides Benzoic acid. 

This resin has been used by the people many years ago. To produce Benzoin, Styrax Benzoin trees must grow up well. So, far high quality Styrax Benzoin Sumatra grow up well in Indonesia precisely in North Tapanuli. 

The age of the tree is quite old which is 50-70 years old. Styrax Benzoin Sumatra become one of the main livelihoods for people in Sumatra. There are approximately 130 species of trees in tropical climate countries. The distribution of styrax benzoin are in Asia, south America to southeastern of America. To harvest Styrax Benzoin Sumatra, the skin must be separated from other impurities substances and dry it for 3-6 months. After it dries, the incense sap is ready to export. There are some forms of Kemenyan that people can use. It can be in the form of solid, oil, cream and lotion. 

One of the benefits is for treating the skin. If you want to avoid skin infection, This material can be the best option. For example, having an open wound on the skin will make people worry. It is because it will let bacteria, fungi and microbes get in your skin. Those gum from the best Styrax Benzoin Sumatra trees consist of high-quality antiseptic substances that can destroy bacteria and fungi.

For people especially women, having big pores can be scary because it will influence your appearance and even lacking your confidence. As a result, it will become blackheads or zits. If many of you have this kind of problem, you can apply Gum Benzoin Sumatra oil on your skin. The oil from Styrax Benzoin Sumatra work for refreshing the skin, absorb excessing sebum and lessen pores. After having done with the pores, It can relieve inflammation. 

Taken from the best tree of Styrax Benzoin Sumatra, inflammation is a piece of cake problem. When the skin isn’t compatible with a certain air or products, the skin will become inflamed. It usually causes the skin itchy and pain. However, that condition will make people uncomfortable to deal with. So, applying Gum benzoin Sumatra oil will be suggested.

Grades of Gum Benzoin

Grade 1

Gum Benzoin


Origin : North Sumatra

Color Pale Yellow



Grade 2

Tahir scaled


Grade 3

Gum Benzoin


84 / 100