Frankincense oil (resin) has been used for 5000 years for spiritual healing. In ancient Egypt it was used in the embalming process. Words in the Song of Solomon says… “Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense”. A wise king gave frankincense to baby Jesus on the occasion of his birth in Bethlehem.
Botanical Name - Boswellia carterii
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used – Resin
Note Classification – Base
Aroma - Expansive, clean, dry, woody, conifer, fruity, pepper, and spicy
Largest Producing Countries - Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Saudia Arabia
Traditional Use - Frankincense oil and gum are used as fixatives and fragrance components in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes, especially oriental, spice and men’s fragrances. Because frankincense has the ability to slow down and deepen the breath it has been used for thousands of years in ceremonial incense for meditation and prayer.
Properties - Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, immunostimulant, pectoral, revitalizer, sedative, stimulant, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.
Benefits - Acne scars, anxiety, asthma, blemishes, bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, carbuncles, circulation problems, colds, coughs, cystitis, dry and mature skin, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, eases paranoia, flu, gonorrhea, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, immune deficiencies, laryngitis, leprosy, leucorrhea, mental fatigue, nervous depression, nervous tension, prevents wrinkles, promotes awareness, relieves confusion and guilt, rheumatism, scars, scrofula, skin diseases or disorders, ulcers, urinary tract infections, and wounds.
Blends Well With - Basil, bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, mimosa, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang, and other spices.
Safety Data –
is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.
Frankincense was traditionally used for spiritual healing during meditation, and can create deep relaxation. For tips and ideas on using healing meditation visit Holistic Healing Central.
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