Frankincense Oil is extracted from gum or resin of the Olibanum tree; Boswellia Carterii or Boswellia Serrata, depending on the region. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient of cosmetics and incense for ages. It has been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. It is also associated with religious activities, especially anointing.
Definition of Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using frankincense essential oil.