Frankincense serrata, Boswellia serrata
Common Name: Frankincense serrata
Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Composition: 100% Pure Frankincense oil
Method of Extraction: Hydro Distilled
Cultivation / Harvesting: Wild Harvest
Plant Part: Gum Resin
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Active Properties: Anti-inflammatory properties Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA), H15, β-boswellic acid (βBA), KBA, 3-acetyl-β-boswellic acid (AβBA), α-boswellic acid (αBA), and 3-acetyl-α-boswellic acid (AαBA)
Studies show that boswellic acid can prevent the formation of leukotrienes in the body. Leukotrienes have been identified as a cause of inflammation and may trigger asthma symptoms, along with other inflammatory conditions in the body. Four acids in boswellia resin contribute to the herb’s anti-inflammatory properties. These acids inhibit 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO), an enzyme that produces leukotriene. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) is thought to be the most powerful of the four boswellic acids.
Frankincense has been shown in studies to prohibit certain enzymes from negatively affecting DNA. Other studies have shown frankincense may fight advanced breast cancer cells and limit the spread of malignant leukemia and brain tumor cells. Other studies have shown frankincense to be effective at suppressing pancreatic cancer cells.
Research has shown the anti-inflammatory properties of frankincense to be effective against Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Historical uses: Anxiety, arthritis (Osteo- and Rheumatoid-), asthma, calming, cancer (leukemia, breast), inflammatory bowel (Crohn's disease), promote healthy skin, promotes emotional well being, reduces inflammation, scars, stress, stretch marks
Interactions: There are no known interactions with Frankincense
Perfumery note: Base to middle
Aroma: Clean, resinous, woody, balsamic
Strength of initial aroma: Medium
Blends well with: B sandalwood
Able to be Diffused?: YES