Frankincense

Botanical Name Boswellia carterii 
Botanical family Burseraceae  
Origin Oman, Somalia, India, Yemen 
Method: Complete distillation by steam distillation at low pressure 
Plant part Oleoresin gum 
Note Base 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color very light to clear yellow 
Odor balsamic, spicy, with sweet and warm notes 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (60–70%): thuyene, pinene, limonene, sabinene  
Sesquiterpenes (20%): caryophyllene, elemene 
Therapeutic properties 1. Anti-inflammatory
2. Vulnerary  
3. Analgesic
4. Decongestant
5. Combats degeneration and sclerosis  
6. Possible anti-cancer effect
7. Lifts the mind and soul  
Main therapeutic indications 1. Dermatosis: leg ulcers, pressure sores, wounds that are slow to heal  
2. Keloid scars
3. Joint and tendon inflammations
4. Cancers
5. Catarrhal bronchitis, asthma
6. Depression, agitation, melancholia
7. Meditation, contemplation, bereavement, letting go 
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