FRANKINCENSE

FRANKINCENSE
(boswella frereana)

 

Article by Kaniz F. Shah


Botanical Name: boswella frereana
English Name:  Frankincense
Hindi Name:   
Popular Name(s): clary, clear eyes, toute bonne
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum/Division: magnoliophyta
Class: magnoliopsida
Order: sapindales
Family: burseraceae (resinous trees and shrubs)
Genus: boswellia
Species: b. frereana
Parts Used: resin
Habitat: Somalia
Planting:  
Height:  
Taste:   
Odor: rich, deep, warm, balsamic, sweet, incense-like
Effect / Energy:  warming
Extraction method: steam distilled from gum/resin
Blends with: all oils
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Aromatherapy

 

  1. Psychological Properties:

  2. Subtle Properties:

  3. Associated animal:

 

Nutrients:

 

 

Properties:

Antidepressant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, ntiseptic, antitumor, immune stimulant, sedative, expectorant

Plant Description:

Health Benefits of for the Skin and Hair:

WARNING:

This article is for informational purpose only. Frankincense oil is not a treatment for any disease or condition. It is generally safe when used on the skin or hair, but to ensure safety, it is best to do an allergy test. Consult your doctor before using for medical purposes.

Bibliography:

  1. "Single Essential Oils." Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. 4th ed. Orem: AromaTools, 2012. 58-59.
  2. Book “Herbal Encyclopedia” by Doctor Hakeem Hari Chand
  3. Book “Natural Home Remedies” by Penelope Ody

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