The health benefits of Frankincense essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and a vulnerary substance.
Frankincense oil is extracted from the gum or resin of Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, actanol, borneyl acetate, linalool, octyl acetate, incensole, and incensole acetate. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, it is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly in the Christian tradition.