Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata)
Frankincense is also known as olibanum, a small tree growing up to 22 feet with abundant narrow leaves and white to pale pink flowers. Incisions are made to the tree allowing a milky white sap to ooze. This resin hardens to a brownish gum and is steam distilled to produce Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil. Frankincense is native to the Middle East and now grows in Somalia, Ethiopia, southern Arabia, China and India.
Frankincense Serrata essential oil has its most important effect on the nervous system. It has the ability to relax and revitalize making it an excellent treatment for nervous tension and nervous exhaustion. Frankincense Essential Oil is uplifting and can help alleviate stress that has given way to irritability and restlessness.
Frankincense is said to “deepen the breath” and is useful for issues such as bronchitis and asthma.
Essential oil of Frankincense Serrata has long been recognized as having psychological and spiritual benefits around the world. It calms and centers the mind and is an aid to meditation, contemplation, and prayer. The aroma of Frankincense alleviates mental distractions allowing clarity of thought and a sense of purpose.Essential Oil Safety Considerations