- Additional Name(s): Olibanum
- Color: Light Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Mild â€“ Medium
- Scent: Fresh, woody, balsamic, slightly spicy and fruity.
Action: Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, vulnerary, expectorant, antitumoral, immunostimulant, antidepressant
Benefits, Indications: Asthma, depression, ulcers. May help with allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis, warts.
More Info: It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood/brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome stress and despair. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection. Frankincense oil soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing and is excellent for use when meditating.
It also helps to calm anxiety and obsessive states linked to the past. On the respiratory tract, it clears the lungs and helps with shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and colds. It can be useful to ease heavy periods, is a general tonic to the uterus and has a calming effect during labor. It is also most helpful for rheumatism and has a positive impact on the urinary tract.
Frankincense oil is said to help rejuvenate aging skin, is a skin tonic and is effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation.
Chemical Constituents: a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate
Precautions: Frankincense oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and can be used by most people.
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