FRANKINCENSE
FRANKINCENSE
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FRANKINCENSE

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LATIN NAME: Boswellia Rivae 
Indigenous Uses
  • Spiritual/psychoactive dimensions.
  • Calming effects
  • Used in religious ceremonies as an entheogen and mild narcotic for millennia. 
Plant: Boswellia rivae (Floral and herbaceous, but with deeper incense, spicy, woody, terpenic notes than B. carteri). Unlike most frankincense, this one isn't harvested; instead, the resin is collected from natural self-exudations by nomadic herding families. 

This oil comes from the town of Shilabo, southeastern Ogaden Region, Ethiopia.  The resin drips onto the ground, where it's collected by pastoral families.
Uses: The resin has been chewed for oral health due to its antiseptic qualities, and to treat toothaches (often in conjunction with myrrh). It has been used to treat wounds, externally and internally, both to sterilize the wounds and to prevent further bleeding. Frankincense is used extensively for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, Crohn's disease, etc. It's also been used for all kinds of assorted conditions like rheumatism, venereal diseases, gastrointestinal issues, cancer, leprosy, etc. 

It's also said to be great for the skin, so it's been used extensively in anti-aging formulae. 

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Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.