- 200g of raw Frankincense pieces
- Antibacterial and energy clearing
- Has a calming, uplifiting affect
Interesting fact: There has been research into Frankincense’s anti-cancer properties, it contains Monoterpenes which are compounds that destroy cancer cells and stop them from reproducing.
Frankincense can be burned as an air purifying, clearing and mood uplifting incense by placing a small piece on a lit charcoal puck. This releases the essential oils and fragrances from the resin in an aromatic smoke.
Raw oleoresins exude from the surface of trees and plants and have been collected for time immemorial in cultures across the world to be used as medicine, perfume and incense. These resins don’t come from the actual tree sap itself but from special ducts that are close to the tree’s surface that usually release resin when the tree has some sort of natural damage occur, demonstrating that these precious substances are indeed very healing. These ducts “weep tears” in response to the damage, and intentionally creating minor wounds in trees, which does little harm, allows resins to be harvested on a greater scale.
Frankincense comes from the Boswellia Sacra tree and this particular brand comes from India. The quality may vary. Frankincense from Oman and other middle Eastern counties is the gold standard in Frankincense and is very expensive, costing in the region of R200.00 per 50 grams.
Please note that it is recommended that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner if you want to use frankincense resin internally.
Recipe for Frankincense Tincture
· 1 cup frankincense resin beads or both
· 4 cups ethyl alcohol (vodka), preferably 90%
· Large glass jar
Place the frankincense pieces in the jar and cover with alcohol. Let sit for a few weeks on a sunny windowsill, shaking daily.THis will dissolve most of the solids. Strain out any remaining solids and store in a colored glass bottle away from light and heat.
Place 5-10 drops in a cup of water and take once a day. This mixture can also be used directly on wounds.
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