Why Frankincense And Myrrh Are So Expensive | So Expensive

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Frankincense and myrrh are perhaps best known for their biblical connotations. But this tree sap has been prized across the world for over 6,000 years. These fragrant incense pieces come from the Burseraceae family of trees and are found across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. But despite recent attempts to protect these trees, they could soon be headed for extinction. So what makes frankincense and myrrh so expensive?
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Why Frankincense And Myrrh Are So Expensive | So Expensive

  • who doesnt want to smell like jesus

    El FresnoEl Fresno10 jam yang lalu
  • It's like truffles, they're rare and expensive in North America and cheap in Mexico and other Central American countries.

    Seth SchultzSeth Schultz11 jam yang lalu
  • I thought that was some good kush from the thumbnail

    Pink NECROmorphPink NECROmorph13 jam yang lalu
  • 0:07 “for the past 6000 years”, ah, so you mean 300 years longer than the early

    Mc4mulaMc4mula13 jam yang lalu
  • Who else thought the thumbnail was a pound of good weed lmao

    KawhiKawhi15 jam yang lalu
  • I get frankincense for free from the rain forest. I use it to chase mosquitoes and demons. 🤷🏾‍♀️

    Juanita CollinsJuanita Collins15 jam yang lalu
  • My my

    dicepricediceprice23 jam yang lalu
  • Y'all in the comments love trees. That's great. I recommend The Overstory, if you're looking for a good book.

    David EdwardsDavid Edwards23 jam yang lalu
  • 430 for a sack? tbh its not that expensive.

    willowwillowHari Yang lalu
  • so buy it and make essential oil to sell

    Fascination landFascination landHari Yang lalu
  • Parcel out the land, and you'll find supply go higher in the following decades. Avoid the tragedy of the commons.

    blightmoonblightmoonHari Yang lalu
  • all that money and they cant find a better way that wont kill the tree or has the thought never crossed their mind for greed and the hunger for wealth has removed many things that we will never see again so sad.

    yoyojoe11yoyojoe11Hari Yang lalu
  • Man, no love for Myrrh in this video.

    Ian LundquistIan LundquistHari Yang lalu
  • Looks like weed

    Topshotta KillaTopshotta KillaHari Yang lalu
  • 루 ! but true frankincense comes from only a I ibsmallfraction ofthose species i

    wild firewild fireHari Yang lalu
  • Forbidden popcorn

    Julia CornaciniJulia CornaciniHari Yang lalu
  • Frankincense sounds like it comes from Frankenstein

    drawin codedrawin codeHari Yang lalu
  • You might as well just do why 99percent of the world is expensive.

    Nick MNick M2 hari yang lalu
  • In Mexico it’s cheap everyone buys them , it’s a myth

    Monze GalindoMonze Galindo2 hari yang lalu
  • It’s a tragedy these trees weren’t protected more carefully sooner. They can’t grow new trees? Why is that?

    TrumpTrump2 hari yang lalu
  • The 3 “Wise Men” were probably just 3 drunk merchants celebrating the birth of Jesus with Joseph, like, congratulations, tonight we drink! This barn smells of donkey feces, burn some of that incense, and fetch us some more wine with this gold.

    TrumpTrump2 hari yang lalu
    • Eh...just gonna dislike this

      James YoungJames Young2 hari yang lalu
  • Why don't they plant more? So weird they will keep harvesting but not give back to the earth and nursery. They can propagate through rooting on live branches. Wrap soil in a ball and cover it until it starts producing roots.

    Alex GorronAlex Gorron2 hari yang lalu
  • what medicinal properties do these hold?

    ReeseReese2 hari yang lalu
  • reverse the roles: dang human skin sure is expensive.

    QuaxQuax2 hari yang lalu
  • Coz it was. Blessed. By. Pharisee 😜

    Marvin CorpuzMarvin Corpuz2 hari yang lalu
  • Humans will be the death of mother nature and the extinction of everything on the planet.

    Sark KarmirSark Karmir2 hari yang lalu
  • They will not go instinct

    TadeoTadeo2 hari yang lalu
  • So the source of this expensive product with high religious meaning may go extinct soon? Sounds like stockpiling a couple bags of the high quality stuff may be a good business decision.

    RiesenfrieseRiesenfriese2 hari yang lalu
  • Don't worry in the near future there will be a luxury apartment complex bulit in there place.

    trout jerkytrout jerky3 hari yang lalu
  • 😎👍

    Joshua's D SmallsJoshua's D Smalls3 hari yang lalu
  • Human's killing the planet.

    Jim NuenonneJim Nuenonne3 hari yang lalu
  • i thought this was expensive popcorn

    Apple beeApple bee3 hari yang lalu
  • It's always the Third-World Countries that suffers the most from the luxurious/gratuitous life style of the First-World Countries.

    AlAl3 hari yang lalu
    • @Riesenfriese I'm referring to the drastic global changes caused by the industry of the much more developed countries. The less developed countries cannot easily cope with the erratic changes of the weather. Plus, I'm pretty sure the amount those people earned are way less than how much the material actually sells. It's similar to how some cocoa farmers have never tasted chocolate, despite growing the stuff chocolate came from. Edit: Also, the trees in their locality is probably going to go extinct. How is that not a highly negative impact?

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    • These people dont suffer from it though? They profit off it. If nobody would but this stuff they wouldnt have money.

      RiesenfrieseRiesenfriese2 hari yang lalu
  • 🌼🌈🐦🌼We are raised from birth to believe things that cannot be proven or that are plainly not true. People will often brag of their honesty, when there is so much they have simply chosen to ignore or leave unexamined.The fact is, we are terrified of the truth." ~Unknown Author 🌺 idworlds.info/from/uthriK3Tip2Zhs0/video From A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaBooks.com "I am present in My Books." 🌺 "Just by reading My Books they are initiated." 🌺 "My touch is just a formality. Anyone who follows My instruction is My disciple." 🌺 Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi Lila Chapter12 Text 10 by A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaBooks.com 🌸👣🌸 “He reasons ill who tells that Vaishnavas die, When thou art living still in sound! The Vaishnavas die to live, and living try To spread the holy name around" Bhaktivinode Thakur 🌼🙏🌼 idworlds.info/from/uthriK3Tip2Zhs0/video 🌺

    hi. jonathanhi. jonathan3 hari yang lalu
  • What do we use these for?

    Erandi nnErandi nn3 hari yang lalu
    • They have some medicinal qualities, but it’s mostly because they have a fantastic smell.

      Colin MurphyColin Murphy2 hari yang lalu
    • They smell cool

      NULLSKULL - EverythingNULLSKULL - Everything3 hari yang lalu
  • I'm glad that there is a decent amount of people here who's agrees that these trees are living tortured beings.😔😔

    syd brownsyd brown3 hari yang lalu
    • Go hug one

      Colin MurphyColin Murphy2 hari yang lalu
  • Not gonna lie I thought these were nugs of expensive ass weed strains

    Mart BlartMart Blart4 hari yang lalu
  • You should do something about the map of India you showed , Indians won't like it

    Vaibhav KothariVaibhav Kothari4 hari yang lalu
  • lol none of us will be able to afford this my 2028! xD

    Nis 3rNis 3r4 hari yang lalu
  • I buy my soap from this small business... my favorite scent is the frankincense and myrrh. Guess it's time to find a new favorite 😓

    Sabrina LaytonSabrina Layton4 hari yang lalu
  • Virtually identical=Unexemplary English.

    You TubeYou Tube4 hari yang lalu
  • I thought frankencense was just some random oil scent antivaxer moms up to make a new oil that will "help heal your body"

    Daniel MidgleyDaniel Midgley4 hari yang lalu
  • I thought this was suppose to be about fruity pebbles

    Trix 711Trix 7114 hari yang lalu
  • I brought you frankincense. Thank you. And I brought you myrrh.. Thank you MyrrhDER! **gasp** Judas! No!

    TortusTortus4 hari yang lalu
  • The nativity

    Fareed RajaFareed Raja5 hari yang lalu
  • Rip

    PsychoPatPsychoPat5 hari yang lalu
  • We should start growing these trees on different continent's . Green House's and the like until they are big enough to transplant to the outside for further growth of the trees.

    Larry TerryLarry Terry5 hari yang lalu
  • Do you know why I clicked here 🤫

    JishanJishan6 hari yang lalu
  • Religion best joke a lot does not get

    hung nguyenhung nguyen6 hari yang lalu
  • so basically you torture the tree every 15 days.

    Shodan 1Shodan 16 hari yang lalu
  • This title just hit me with a memory of me and my classmates doing a play on Jesus's birth and the wise men (I went to a private Catholic school). Good memories almost brings a tear to my eye.

    GabrielGabriel6 hari yang lalu
  • Myrrh der

    Arik _Arik _6 hari yang lalu
  • does growing in harsh conditions mean something different than easy to grow cuz im surprised there are not plantations of this stuff

    Christophe BrelandChristophe Breland6 hari yang lalu
  • My high ass those were was fire nugs of some purp at first

    young dracoyoung draco6 hari yang lalu
  • I’m buying a kilo of each this week for Christmas.

    G YamBalG YamBal7 hari yang lalu
  • Oh now I get the Vine.

    Funpuns 08Funpuns 087 hari yang lalu
  • Its Sap, who knew

    907 250r907 250r7 hari yang lalu
  • Pretty crazy that because a tree makes a funny smelling healing factor that people find a way to sell it and make a profit out of it. I'm sure there's some Onceler out there sitting on a mountain of cash while their cash crop dies out.

    RigatoniaRigatonia7 hari yang lalu
  • When I was in prison last year, I would buy frankincense scented body oil and put it on after my shower... it smelled soooo good!!!! 💁🏻‍♀️

    Vaginal FlatulenceVaginal Flatulence7 hari yang lalu
  • How interesting that a tree that can grow out of a rock. Cannot survive humans.

    tejada ntejada n7 hari yang lalu
  • Why aren’t they cultivating young saplings and building sustainable plantations???

    joebonsaipolandjoebonsaipoland7 hari yang lalu
  • Shit I thought this was gas

    Lorenzo ColeLorenzo Cole7 hari yang lalu
  • There is a fellow here in the States trying to grow it commercially, and even work on crosses that have even BETTER resins, so the trees don't go extinct in the wild! I wish him much success in the endeavor!

    Mel HawkMel Hawk7 hari yang lalu
  • Who else came here thinking it was gonna be some bomb ass weed? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    FROYFROY8 hari yang lalu
  • 1st Wise Man: Alright, we have everything we need for the son....of.......god......... *looks at gifts* Also 1st Wise Man: WHERE'S THE GOLD!!! 2nd Wise Man: Not Me! 3rd Wise Man: *nervously sweating* "Oh look at the time! We're gonna be late for God's Son to be born!"

    Ludwig TanuecozLudwig Tanuecoz8 hari yang lalu
  • I smoke it

    Slime WolfSlime Wolf8 hari yang lalu
  • Once those people learn to wash instead of just covering it, the price will drop...

    Mik WriMik Wri8 hari yang lalu
  • I legit thought I was going to see some weed

    Night KingNight King8 hari yang lalu
  • When I first saw it thought it was some crack rock type shit

    Beef sBeef s8 hari yang lalu
  • I think my 1$ Myrrh incense is fake then, which actually makes me feel better because it smelled good and probably isn't using the stuff from trees and destroying the environment.

    ToriaToria8 hari yang lalu
  • 6,000 USD?? And how much do these poor locals get?? Still poor! Help them Lord!

    ShirleyM Yahs_DghtrShirleyM Yahs_Dghtr8 hari yang lalu
  • weed

    oyster101oyster1019 hari yang lalu
  • This stuff looks like Tonsil Stones!

    Muffles The GerbilMuffles The Gerbil9 hari yang lalu
  • But its cheap in india

    A.Sownthariya AlagesanA.Sownthariya Alagesan9 hari yang lalu
  • Finally... the candy from jimmy neutron.

    JordanJordan9 hari yang lalu
  • Stab the tree until it cry’s Every tree huger within a 300 million mile radius:ah so you have chosen death

    FrogmasterFrogmaster9 hari yang lalu
  • I had no idea these were even real things.

    Wally & TonyWally & Tony9 hari yang lalu
  • Lo quiero en español

    Luis GarciaLuis Garcia9 hari yang lalu
  • Bro the thumbnail had me thinking it was a pound of weed

    SourSour9 hari yang lalu
  • Clone the trees whit Clonext

    John VargasJohn Vargas9 hari yang lalu
  • Wouldn't that be like pelling someones skin off for there hole life wow im glad im not of those tree's

    The LastThe Last9 hari yang lalu
  • How are these such valuable and expensive substances yet the places they come from are still so poor?

    xyszkxyszk9 hari yang lalu
  • If people could only think of the long term and plant hundreds of saplings in rows for later commercialization down the road

    - A13X -- A13X -9 hari yang lalu
  • Ahh same thing happens with my country but with our natural resources like gold, copper, gas ect... We stay poor while the rest of the west/ China get rich off us.

    The search for 67The search for 6710 hari yang lalu
  • The amount of hippies the tree gonna get will be concerning

    InsanityInsanity10 hari yang lalu
  • They should plant it in white peoples National Parks and reserves and it'll be left alone. Maple trees are tapped in cycles in the US/Canada, with automated plumbing lines. Perhaps they need to rethink their ancient customs of torturing everything. It's unnecessary.

    DK HusseinDK Hussein10 hari yang lalu
  • Frankincense stinks awful, proper gagging stuff.

    Johnny ActionJohnny Action10 hari yang lalu
  • For a tree that can grow out of a rock, you'd think it would be pretty easy to grow some clones .... We did it with marijuana. I bet you could grow some DANK frankincense with cuttings and some good lights.

    moonboogie N8moonboogie N810 hari yang lalu
  • Hearing how much of the stuff the Catholic Church alone uses-especially after seeing the condition these trees are in-makes me want to commit hate crimes

    Just VibingJust Vibing10 hari yang lalu
  • please propagate and protect these holy trees

    nikos tnikos t11 hari yang lalu
  • 1:26 😢☹

    Miss abra kadaraMiss abra kadara11 hari yang lalu
  • Is it that costly😦 ... I recognise the myrrh one .. its so common in my place and no one gives a daman about it

    Chaham TangjangChaham Tangjang11 hari yang lalu
  • I will venture to guess that part of the reason incense was popular to begin with is because people stunk so much without any deodorant.

    jaxsun72jaxsun7211 hari yang lalu
  • 😲😲😲😲😲

    Just SuzieJust Suzie11 hari yang lalu
  • We have many of them in Tigray

    angesom22angesom2211 hari yang lalu
  • Ugh

    Browser MisterBrowser Mister11 hari yang lalu
  • Everything we touch, we wipe it off the surface of this planet.

    InfinityOrchidInfinityOrchid11 hari yang lalu
  • If we could only hear the trees 😔 im sure they are groaning

    Violet GutierrezViolet Gutierrez11 hari yang lalu
  • So sad.....

    Frans BadenhorstFrans Badenhorst11 hari yang lalu
  • Why not apply the same techniques used to harvest maple tree sap? Seems to me to be an "untapped" market there for technology to improve output and sustainability.

    IsherIsher11 hari yang lalu