Name Frankincense Essential Oil, Olibanum, Somalia
Category Essential Oils
Species Boswellia frereana Birdwood, fam. Burseraceae
Part Resin Tears
Method Steam Distillation
Frankincense Essential Oil, Olibanum, Somalia
Frankincense Essential Oil, Olibanum, Somalia, (Boswellia frereana), with todays research discovered that the sequiterpenes in Frankincense oil help stimulate the limbic system of the brain, (the center of emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands.
Action: Expectorant, anti-tumoral, immunostimulant, and antidepressant.
Traditional Uses: Frankincense Also known as "Olibanum", or "Oil from Lebanon" the incense." Frankincense is considered the "Holy Anointing Oil" in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Frankincense was well known during the time of Christ for its Anointing and Healing Powers and was on of the gifts given to Christ at His Birth. Frankincense used to treat every conceivable ill known to man." Frankincense was valued more than gold durning ancieent times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. Researchers today have discovered that the sequiterpenes in Frankincense, help stimulate the Limbic System of the brain (the center of emotions) as well as the Hypothalamus, Pineal and Pituitary Glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, controlling the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone. Frankincense is now being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals and is being investigated for its ability to improve human growth hormone production.
Indications: Asthma, depression, and ulcers.
Other Uses: Frankincense oil may help with allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis, typhoid, and warts. Frankincense essential oil contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome stress and despair. Frankincense oil also increases the activity of Leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement.
Fragrant Influence: Frankincense increases spiritual awareness and promotes meditation. Frankincense may also help improve attitude and uplift spirits.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a docter's care, consult a physician.
Companion Oils: ALL OILS.
Bible Reference: There are over 52 references to Frankincense--considering that "incense" is translated from the Hebrew Greek "Frankincense" and is referring to the same oil.
Exodus 30:34--"And when any will offer a meat offering unto the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put Frankincense thereon."
Leviticus 2:1--"And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priest; and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the Frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord."
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