Family : Burseraceae
Habitat : Native to the Red Sea region; grows wild throughout north east Africa.
Odour : A warm, rich, sweet-balsamic undertone
Part of plant used : Resin
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Pitta
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, wounds, wrinkles.
Respiratory system: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis.
Genito-urinary system: Cystitis, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhoea, metrorrhagia.
Immune System: Colds,’ Flu.
Nervous System: Anxiety ,nervous tension and stress-related condition-frankincese has, among its physical properties, the ability to slow down and deepen the breath which is very conducive to prayer meditation
Mind/Emotions : Deepens breathing which aids meditation, helps expand consciousness, inhaling the aroma can connect one with feelings of devotion & prayer, induces calm, helps release stress associated with past issues, Alleviate anxiety, nervous tension and stress-related conditions
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant, non- sensitizing.