Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Frankincense

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Frankincense
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense (or olibanum) oil comes from the resin (dried sap) of the Boswellia sacra (also known as Boswellia carterii) tree. It has an sweet, woody, spicy scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

Properties[edit]

Emotional[edit]

Soothes anxiety and calms the mind.

Respiratory[edit]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and the symptoms of a cold.

Skin[edit]

Improves the appearance of aging. Helps the healing of minor wounds and scars.