Serrata is a pure essential oil steam-distilled from the gum of Boswellia serrata, a hardy tree that is indigenous to the Middle East. The resin extracted from the trunk begins as milky-white sap which hardens into a gum resin and scraped off for steam-distillation. This variety of frankincense has a harsher aroma than the popular Carterii species, carrying a strong spicy balsamic note. Frankincense Serrata is sought after for meditation and treatment by wellness centers, spas, and yoga centers for its perceived therapeutic properties.
Ayurveda Medicine: Increases the Pitta docha, balances the Kapha docha and decreases the Vata docha.
Therapeutic properties: Traditionally Frankincense has been used since antiquity as an incense in India, China, Egypt and the Catholic Church. It has been used as a stimulant, respiratory antiseptic, diuretic, and emmenagogue in both Western and Eastern cultures. Conditions for which it has been and still is used include syphilis, rheumatism, painful menstruation, pimples, sores, tumors, cancers, asthma, sore throat, abdominal pain, stomach troubles and nervous problems, among others.
Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Plant Part: Resin
CAS number: 97952-72-2
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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