Botanical Family: Burseraceae (resinous trees and shrubs)
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from gum/resin—Somalia, Oman, Yemen
Chemical Constituents: Monoterpenes (up to 90%): α- & β-pinenes (35–45%), α-thujene (7–8%), d-limonene (11–14%), myrcene (<12%), sabinene (<7%), p-cymene (<5%), α-terpinene, camphene, α-phellandrene (2.5–3.5%); Sesquiterpenes (<10%): β-caryophyllene (<8%), α-gurjunene, α-guaiene; Alcohols (<5%): incensol, borneol, olibanol, trans-pinocarveol, farnesol.
Properties: Anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumoral, expectorant, immune-stimulant, and sedative.
Common Primary Uses: Arthritis, asthma, brain injury, coma, concussion (brain), confusion, coughs, depression, infection (skin), inflammation, laryngitis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, mental fatigue, moles (skin), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, scarring, tumor, ulcer, warts, wrinkles.
Folklore: There are over 52 references to frankincense in the Bible (considering that “incense” is translated from the Hebrew/Greek “frankincense” and either refers to the same oil or to a mixture of which frankincense was one of the ingredients).
Historical Uses: Frankincense is a holy oil in the Middle East. As an ingredient in the holy incense, it was used anciently during sacrificial ceremonies to help improve communication with the Creator.
French Medicinal Uses: Asthma, depression, ulcers.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help with aging, allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, carbuncles, catarrh, colds, coughs, diarrhea, diphtheria, gonorrhea, headaches, healing, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, jaundice, laryngitis, meningitis, nervous conditions, prostate problems, pneumonia, respiratory problems, preventing scarring, sciatic pain, sores, spiritual awareness, staph, strep, stress, syphilis, t.b., tension, tonsillitis, typhoid, wounds, and warts. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood-brain barrier. It may also help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands. It increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection. Frankincense may also help one have a better attitude, which may help to strengthen the immune system.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Immune and Nervous Systems, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: It increases spiritual awareness and meditation.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: Approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Blend Classification: Enhancer and Equalizer.
Blends With: All oils.
Odor: Type: Base Note (5–20% of the blend);Scent: Rich, deep, warm, balsamic, sweet, with incense-like overtones; Intensity: 3.
Frequency: High (Spiritual).
Bible: Exod. 30:34, Lev. 2:1, 2, 15, 16; 5:11; 6:15; 24:7, Num. 5:15, Matt 2:11, Rev. 18:13.