Latin name: Boswellia Frereana
Country of origin: Somalia
Part of the plant: Resin (tears)
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Alpha-pinene, alpha-phellandrene, para-cymene
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, sedative, expectorant, antiseptic.
Physical uses: Coughs, bronchitis, inflammation, infections, tense breathing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing, PMS, menopausal symptoms, immune support.
Skin care uses: Wrinkles, dry skin, mature skin, scars, inflammation, small wounds, minor skin infections, skin tonic.
Psychological uses: Anxiety, stress, nervous tension, fear, restless mind.
Subtle uses: Quiets and clarifies the mind.
Notes: Avoid Frankincense (Somalia) during pregnancy and nursing.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Nirvana offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of Use
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)