Frankincense (Old High German Wihrouch = holy incense), is a member of the balsam tree family (Burseraceae). The different types of frankincense trees, between 1.5 and 8 meters high, grow wild in the arid regions of Ethiopia, Yemen, Somalia, Oman and India. We distinguish between the Egyptian ( Boswellia sacra) and the Frankincense i ndish ( Boswellia serrata). Indian frankincense has more alpha thuja and therefore smells fresher. The physical effect is almost identical.
Frankincense in medicine
While Arabian frankincense and Somali frankincense are primarily used for ceremonial incense, Indian frankincense is more commonly used medicinally. In Germany, for example, only Indian frankincense from the Boswellia serrata tree may be used for pharmaceutical purposes. This consists of around 60 percent pure resin, five to nine percent essential oils and around 20 percent mucilage (polysaccharides).
This special ingredient is found exclusively in frankincense resin and is difficult to produce synthetically. Triterpene acids, so-called boswellic acids, are an important component of frankincense. These make up the main component of the resin and are among the most important ingredients of the natural extract. Scientists are currently investigating the extent to which boswellic acids could play an important role in the treatment of various ailments in the future.
For 1ltr. Essential oil needs about 20kg of resin
Known in Ayuvedic medicine for 5000 years.
Egyptian pharaohs brought incense from the mysterious land of Punt.
The Bible speaks of incense a few times.
The Persian doctor Avicenna (Abu Ali Senna from the book “The Medicus”) used incense balls to “strengthen the spirit and understanding”
Frankincense oil goes well with oils like lemon, or orange Lemongrass.
Before internal use, please consult specialist books, doctor or aromatherapist.
Do not use during pregnancy, there are no research results on the safety available.
It is better to avoid direct sunbathing after applying frankincense oil to the skin, it could cause skin irritation.
The effect on the soul is: Balancing, relaxing, mood-enhancing, antidepressant,
The effect physically: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, analgesic, wound healing, and much more
Ingredients: Boswellia Serrata Oil, Limonene **
** natural component of the essential oil