Frankincense

Boswellia Carterii var. thurifera
Botanical name: 
Boswellia Carterii var. thurifera

Spiritually uplifting and expansive

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Respiratory Tonic - coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, asthma, panic attachs
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Family: 
Burseraceae
Country of origin: 
Somalia, Ethiopia, Oman
Part of plant used: 
Resin colected from cuts in the bark of the tree
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Excellent with citrus oils eg. Grapefruit and woody, floral and spicy oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Fresh and sharp with warm resinous and sweet overtones.
Plant description: 
A tall shrub with delicate leaves and papery bark.
Historical use: 
One of the gifts of the three wise men to Jesus, the name means 'true incense'. It is used in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and is burnt in churches throughout the world.

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