Essential oil of frankincense (Boswellia serrata)

Essential oil of frankincense (Boswellia serrata)

Frankincense essential oil derives its medicinal and health properties from its inherent constituents, mainly incensole, incensyl acetate, linalool, alpha pinene, octyl acetate, actanol, and bornyl acetate.

Health benefits and uses of frankincense oil include:

  • Improving skin condition - hastens the removal of scars, eliminates sunspots, and decreases the appearance of fat cracks, eczema dark spots, and stretch and surgery marks
  • Anti-aging - decreases the rate of wrinkle appearance and reduces their visibility
  • Treating wounds
  • Strengthening skin and muscles
  • Preventing hair loss
  • Stopping wound from hemorrhaging (bleeding)
  • Regularizing menstruation and delaying menopause onset
  • Relieving stomach aches and symptoms of indigestion associated with bloating
  • Reducing symptoms related to IBS and leaky gut syndrome
  • Providing restful sleep - relieves anxiety and chronic stress
  • Eliminating viruses and bacteria - an antiseptic and a disinfectant
  • Providing relief from respiratory problems, e.g. bronchitis and congestion of the respiratory tract
  • Preventing mouth sores, cavities, and toothaches
  • Combating bad breath (halitosis)
  • Removing excess water, uric acid, fats and other toxins - natural diuretic
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Reducing inflammation and preventing the breakdown of cartilage tissues that causes arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis