Frankincense also known as olibanum is a small tree, which has abundant narrow leaves and white or pale-pink flowers. Incisions are made into the trunk in order to allow a milky-white oleoresin to exude. The resin then hardens into an orange-brown gum and is steam-distilled for its essential oil with a yield of 3 - 5%.
Therapeutic properties: Frankincense has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, astringent, calming, expectorant, immunostimulant, sedative, tonic and vulnerary properties.
Perfume Key Qualities: Warming, head clearing and calming
Ayurveda Medicine: Increases the Pitta docha, balances the Kapha docha and decreases the Vata docha.
Frankincense can be used to awaken one’s spiritual purpose. Using this oil can guide and reconnect one to the Divine presence. Frankincense calms, comforts and centers one, as well as stabilize one’s emotions. It is very grounding and quiets and clarifies the mind. When used in meditation it promotes a state in which one is better able to receive and integrate healing energies. It has long been considered a sacred oil which helps to heal the spirit and comfort the heart.
Description: Carterii is a pure essential oil steam-distilled from the gum of Boswellia carterii, a hardy tree that is indigenous to the Middle East.
Plant Part: Resin
CAS number: 89957-98-2
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Colour: A thin, clear, pale yellow to brown liquid.
Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Frankincense Essential Oil has a warm and spicy, woody odor, sometimes with a hint of citrus.
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.
Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
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