Frankincense – Herbal and Medicinal
Frankincense is an herb of legend, an herb rich in religious history and a wonderful herb used in incense blends. Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from the Bosweillia tree. Frankincense is tapped from this tree through scraping the bark so the resin seeps out and hardens into what is called “frankincense tears”. These trees grow in some of the toughest environments and are considered to be more medicinal the harsher the growing conditions. Frankincense has a woodsy, spicy and fruity scent. It elevates the spirit and soul and is relaxing for nervous tension.
Frankincense, the herb, is seldom used internally but is used in aromatherapy and incense blends. Frankincense is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-depressant, stimulates new cell growth, helps prevent wrinkles, is used on stretch marks and helps counteract aging — also heals wounds, is an expectorant, treats coughs and colds and is a gastric tonic.
Frankincense has an essential oil that is considered non-toxic and non-irritant and used externally only. The essential oil is also very antiseptic, in a diffuser helps to reduce anxiety and tension by slowing and deepening breathing, assists in easing worry, agitation and is very refreshing. So the next time you need a relaxing and spirit raising moment, try putting some frankincense into a diffuser and let your tension drift away. >>Candace
Frankincense Stretch Mark Remedy
Place 2 drops each of frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil and neroli essential oil into an unscented lotion or carrier oil such as olive or almond oil. Rub gently into areas with stretch marks.