Frankincense Oil

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Frankincense Oil

Botanical Name of Frankincense:  Boswellia carteri

Synonyms: Olibanum and gum thus

About Frankincense: Frankincense which is also known as Olibanum is resin obtained from genus Boswellia. The major use of this resin is in perfumes and incense. Boswellia tree barks are slashed and resin allowed to seep out and get hardened. There are many different varieties of Boswellia tree which give lightly different kind of this resin, even in the same variety change of soil and climate could cause the difference in the output. The trees which are 8 to 10 years in age can only provide this resin.         

History of Frankincense: Frankincense is perhaps one of the oldest traded essential oil and has historical records which indicate it being traded in Arabian Peninsula and North African region some 5000 years ago. Walls of ancient Egyptian temples also depict sacks of Frankincense. Fragrance and aroma of Frankincense is also associated with many religious rituals. Roman Catholic Church and temples of Jerusalem are known to use frankincense since ancient times. This resin was re-introduced to Europe by Frankish Crusaders and began to be called as Frankincense. Arabic name of the same product is Olibanum which is derived from ‘al-luban’, meaning ‘process of milking’.

Properties of Frankincense Oil: Frankincense Oil is obtained by steam distillation of oleo gum resin of Boswellia tree. The oil yield is estimated to be around 3 to 10%. The major chemical constituents of this essential oil include: alpha pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole, incensyl acetate, etc.

Health Benefits and Applications Frankincense Oil:

Frankincense Oil is known to have number of benefits, some of the important ones include:

Anti septic and disinfectant: Frankincense is widely known for its anti septic qualities and can be applied on wounds for faster and better healing. The smoke of frankincense can also be inhaled which may prove beneficial for internal infections.

Astringent: It is a good astringent and can be used for problems related to gums, hair roots, tighter skin, etc.

Carminative: Frankincense drives away accumulated gas inside the body and also prevents its further formation. It also facilitates better digestion.

Cicatrisant: Any unwanted scars on the skin could be treated by use of Frankincense essential oil. It also is very effective in dealing with acne.

Digestive: Frankincense speeds up the secretion digestive juices which lead to better digestion. So if you have a habit of overeating make sure you keep Frankincense close by.

Other therapeutic properties of Frankincense Oil which make it useful are; – Cytophylatic,  Diuretic, Emenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic, Uterine, etc.

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Storage: Store in cool and dark place, Keep away from heat and spark

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