Frankincense essential oil - Boswellia carterri- South Africa
Also known as Olibanum, Frankincense comes from the Boswellia Carteri tree, grown in the African and Arabian regions, where it was traditionally burnt as incense and used in make-up. Today the use of Frankincense essential oil has grown far beyond those uses and has been found to have many medical benefits.
Today, two of the most common uses for frankincense essential oil is for the soothing of menstrual cramps and as an anti-aging substance.
Frankincense oil helps sooth the symptoms of menstruation. It eases Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), abdominal pain, mood swings, headache and fatigue.
As an anti-aging substance, frankincense oil has the effect of toning and firming up the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It promotes the regeneration of new cells, while keeping existing cells healthy. When applied to the skin or inhaled it also speeds up the healing of scars.
Frankincense essential oil is very effective in the treatment of respiratory issues. It relieves bronchitis and congestion by loosening phlegm in the respiratory tract and lungs.
Along with providing physical relief from ailments, this essential oil can also act as a sedative by reducing blood pressure, creating a feeling of calm and relaxation in the user.