Frankincense resin can be turned into tincture or powdered to add to lotions, creams, balms and soaps for the skin.

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Product: Frankincense Resin 50g

Latin Name: Boswellia carterii syn. Boswellia sacra, Boswellia undulato crenata.

Plant Family: Burseraceae

Other Names: Arbre à Encens, Boswellie, Franc Encens, Incenso, Incienso, Olibans, Olibanum, Olibano, Megaar, Lubon Meyeti, Salai Tree, Oleo-Gum-Resin, Weihrauchbaum, Oliban, Ru Xiang & Ru Xiang Shu.

Description: Frankincense resin comes from a shrubby deciduous tree native to Ethiopia and parts of Somalia, Oman and Yemen, which can have several trunks and grows between 2-8 metres in height. The bark of the tree is papery, thin and readily peels from the trunk. All parts of the tree are highly resinous, although resin doesn’t begin to appear until the tree is 8 years of age or older.

Use: Frankincense resin on its own as incense, it blends well with other herbs and resins and is often used as a base resin in blends. The resin can be turned into tincture or powdered to add to lotions, creams, balms and soaps for the skin.

Properties (listed as):

Stimulant: –  helps to increase alertness and energy
Anti-inflammatory: –  reduces inflammation
Astringent: – encourages skin cells to contract
Antiseptic: – preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
Disinfectant: – something that destroys bacteria
Digestive: – promotes the digestion of food
Diuretic: – increases the excretion of water from bodies
Expectorant: – promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages
Cicatrisant: – skin-healing, wound healing or cell regenerative
Carminative: – relieving flatulence
Cytophylactic: – stimulates the generation of new cells
Emenagogue: – something that stimulates or increases menstrual flow
Uterine: – supports the health of the uterus
Vulnerary: – of use in the healing of wounds

Frankincense is said to Benefit:

The Skin
The Digestive System
The Respiratory System

*The effective ingredient ‘Boswellic Acid’ is contained in the resin part of Frankincense not in the oil.

Cautions: Whilst side effects are rare with Frankincense it is still possible to be allergic to it as with any substance.

Allergens: Produced in facilities handling Nuts, gluten, celery and mustard. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied.

Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Learning Tree Permaculture advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product.

Additional information

Weight 50 g


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