Studies show Frankincense contains phytochemicals that stop the production of leukotrienes that cause constricted airways and inflammation. Since the Roman time it was traditionally used to treat coughs. Itís used to relieve the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, colds, and flu.
Olibanum, Indian Franckincense, Arabic Frankincense, and Salai guggal
Dried resin, collected from stems and trunk.
Tincture, sometimes as a tea and oil in aromatherapy.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Not used in cooking.
resins (65%), volatile oil (6%), water soluble gum (20%), bassorin (6-8%), and plant residue (2-4%). The resins contain boswellic acid and alibanoresin.
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. Do not take frankincense if you take a blood thinning medication such as Coumadin, Plavix, or Trental. Donít put on broken or abraded skin.
Pliny mentions it as an antidote to hemlock. Avicenna (tenth century) recommends it for tumors, ulcers, vomiting, dysentery, and fevers. In China it is used for leprosy. Itís mentioned in the Bible. Jews use Frankincense as a ceremonial incense as an offering. In Egypt, frankincense was used to pain the eyelids of women. It was also used as a hair remover and perfume.
These statements have not been evaluated by
the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 March, 2011.