Frankincense - Boswella carterii
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Medicine Flower Frankincense Essential Oil Primary Benefits May help in healing acne and smooth wrinkles Known to calm fear and anxiety Antiseptic properties make it a natural cleaner May help heal colds and coughs Known to aid in indigestion and help with ulcers Details Botanical Name: Boswella carteriiOrigin: Africa, India,...
Medicine Flower Frankincense Essential Oil
- May help in healing acne and smooth wrinkles
- Known to calm fear and anxiety
- Antiseptic properties make it a natural cleaner
- May help heal colds and coughs
- Known to aid in indigestion and help with ulcers
Botanical Name: Boswella carterii
Origin: Africa, India, and the Middle East
Plant Part: Resin
Aroma: Balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon, fragrance of incense, with a conifer-like undertone
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Main Chemical Components: monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, acid resin, soluble in alcohol and having the formula C20H32O4[9, gum (similar to gum arabic), 3-acetyl-beta-boswellic acid, alpha-boswellic acid, 4-O-methyl-glucuronic acid, incensole acetate, C21H34O3, phellandrene, (+)-cis- and (+)-trans-olibanic acids
Used in incense and perfumes for thousands of year, Frankincense comes from the Bowellia tree, found in cool areas of the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and India, has a sap that oozes down the bark, and harvested for its healing properties and wonderful woodsy, slightly lemony aroma. It is also known to have many health benefits due to its chemical makeup that are used to heal skin and combat acne, cure coughs, aid in digestion, help with ulcers, kill germs and bacteria, improve memory, fight fatigue, and boost immunity. The valuable Boswellia tree has potent extracts that include terpenes and boswellic acids known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that are highly protective over healthy cells. Inhibiting leukocyte elastase and degrading glycosaminoglycans, Frankincense is known to be good for inflammation and rhumatism. The Boswellia inhibits 5-lipoxygenase and prevents the release of leukotrienes aiding in the healing of ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, bronchitis and sinusitis and when inhaled known to combat asthma.
A gift fit enough for a King, Frankincense comes from the term “fran ences” means, “incense in old French. The aroma is said to be grounding, relieve stress and negative emotions. Egyptians were known to use it in ceremonies as it is not only calming on the nerves, but seems to work wonders on the skin.
The antiseptic qualities of this oil may help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections from occurring as well as with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels. Frankincense has been used for centuries to balance emotions, healing pain, soothing cramps, for constipation, headaches, anxiety, and nausea in just a whiff.
Use in diffusers and take a whiff out of the bottle. Inhaling the essence of frankincense oil been has been known to have anti-anxiety and reduce depression as well as reduce heart rate and high blood pressure, without causing drowsiness like prescription drugs. Frankincense also may relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reduce pain and inflammation, boost immunity and even potentially help to fight cancer or the effects of chemotherapy.
Use a few drops mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil, coconut, almond, or hemp and create natural hygiene product for anti-aging, fighting wrinkles and so much more. By breaking down of the cartilage tissue, research shows Frankincense has the ability to significantly reduce levels of dangerous and painful inflammation, making it a great natural treatment for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons or conditions like arthritis, asthma, and painful bowel disorders like IBS.
Put a couple drops in water or rub with carrier on stomach to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, scar, wound, stretch mark and/or for clearing acne, or as a natural cold or flu medicine that can calm inflammation and pain.
Add a few drops into your hot tub or bath for a stress-relieving bath soak and feel like gold.
As an antiseptic, Frankincense makes a great natural house cleaner.
In a clean 32-oz spray bottle:
3 cups of warm water
1/2 cup vinegar
7-10 drops essential oil
Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. If skin irritation does occur, wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Experts do not recommend using essential oil if you have a terminal illness, cancer, epilepsy or a number of other conditions. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended. Our oil is therapeutic grade, however we do not recommend any oils be used internally unless on the advice of a medical professional.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.