Frankincense

Scientific Name : Boswellia Carterii Birdw.
Synonyms :
Other Names in English : Olibanum
Family : Burseraceae

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It’s a gum resin which is obtained from thorny plants about two meters high from the Burseraceae family, which has several species. It is a small and branched shrub, its leaves are composed of 7-15 leaflets. The leaflets are toothed and the whole plant is covered with cotton hairs. With the slit they create in the trunk of the frankincense-producing shrub, a white color latex comes out of it, which gradually hardens in the presence of air. This gum is sold in the market in small pieces or in the size of a chestnut. The gum is dry with a bitter taste, slightly astringent and slightly aromatic.

Chemical Constituents

The components identified and their range in the oils include α-pinene (2.0–64.7%); α-thujene (0.3–52.4%); β-pinene (0.3–13.1%); myrcene (1.1–22.4%); sabinene (0.5–7.0%); limonene (1.3–20.4%); p-cymene (2.7–16.9%) and β-caryophyllene (0.1–10.5%).

Medical disclaimer

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