Benzoin is sometimes called gum benzoin or gum Benjamin and in India Sambrani or loban, though loban is, via Arabic lubān, a generic term for frankincense-type incense, e.g., fragrant tree resin.Benzoin is also called storax, not to be confused with the balsam of the same name obtained from the Hamamelidaceae family. Benzoin is a common ingredient in incense-making and perfumery because of its sweet vanilla-like aroma and fixative properties. Gum benzoin is a major component of the type of church incense used in Russia and some other Orthodox Christian societies, as well as Western Catholic Churches.Most benzoin is used in the Arabian Peninsula and Hindu temples of India, where it is burned on charcoal as an incense. It is also used in the production of Bakhoor as well as various mixed resin incense in the Arab countries and the Horn of Africa.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Benzoin||Sambrani||சாம்பிராணி||संब्रानी / Sambrani||സാംബ്രാണി / Sāmbrāṇi|