With a growing interest in the anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity of Boswellic acids, Acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA), Incensole and Incensole Acetate which are found in 3 types of Frankincense, the market for Frankincense products is growing rapidly. Identified to date in only 3 types of Frankincense-Boswellia Serrata from India, B. Papyrifera from Ethiopia, and B. Sacra/Carterii from […]
Though we rely heavily on essential oils to deliver the therapeutic properties of plants in our medicine and cosmetics, many of Frankincense’s therapeutic properties reside in the resin portion of these oleo-resins and are not available to us through steam or hydro distilled essential oils. Here is how to to utilize their full healing potential.
Boswellia–Frankincense Rivae. Freshly harvested Incense Resin from Ethiopia As those who keep an eye on my Facebook page know, I received a surprisingly fresh shipment of resins and oils from Ethiopia. Surprising, because I have never seen such freshly harvested resins of Frankincense. Even when I was in Ethiopia last winter, looking at hundreds of […]
A Thought on the holistic tincturing of oleo-resins. Each type of Oleo-Gum-Resin such as Myrrh, Opoponax, Mastic, the many types of Frankincense etc., contain different proportions of water-soluble gum and alcohol soluble oleo-resins, (resins and volatile oils). I propose that when one of these Oleo-gum-resins is tinctured to extract its medicinal constituents and properties, that the 2 solvents […]