Frankincense Boswellia serrata Essential Oil Information

Boswellia serrata

Frankincense Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Boswellia serrata, B. carterii

Olibanum

India

Resin








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Light yellow

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Fresh, woody, balsamic, slightly spicy and fruity












Benefits

Use for anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, stress, stretch marks. Treats edema, wounds, cuts and ulcers, plus rheumatism and arthritis, boils, infected wounds, acne, circulatory problems, insomnia and various types of inflammation















Blends Well With

Amber, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Cedarwood, Fir Needle, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spruce, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang














Constituents

Limonene, Pinene, Borneol, Farnesol, Phellandrene, Myrcene













Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antidepressive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophalactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, uterine, vulnerary















Safety

Shouldn't be used during pregnancy.















Misc Info

If taken internally (under the direction of an aromatic medicine professional), limit used to: 1 drop in 12 ounces of water once per day, and for no more than three days in a row.