The frankincense essential oil is extracted from the Frankincense resins of the Boswellia Sacra tree found in the Dhofari Region, south of Oman. Also dubbed as the “King of Essential oil”, the Frankincense oil has been used since ancient times for various physical and mental health benefits. The Frankincense oil is rich in anti-oxidant properties, and Boswellic acid has many benefits –
1) Medicinal Benefits– The frankincense oil is rich has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic components and hence helps to reduce pain, swelling for joint pains, arthritis, etc. Helps to break-down chest and lung congestion, and phlegm. Aids to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and Crohn’s diseases and reduce the risk of further infections.
2) Hair and Skin benefits – This oil is rich in anti-oxidants and Boswellic acids that are widely beneficial for the skin and hair. The natural astringent properties help heal skin imperfections acne breakouts, heal scars and wounds, and reduce signs of aging. For the hair, it prevents dryness and flakiness, soothes hair follicles, facilitates hair growth, and restores natural shine.
3) Used in Aromatherapy – The fragrance of the Frankincense essential oil helps relieve stress and anxiety. It helps to reduce the heart rate and high blood pressure. Also used in massage with a carrier oil, frankincense oil helps you to relax and unwind.