Frankincense Serrata


Boswellia serrata



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: tonic, expectorant, antiseptic, analgesic, antiarthritic, revitalizer,

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, immune system, skin, urinary tract, circulation, cellular structure and strength, all chakras, all meridians

RESONANCE: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual

PLANT FAMILY: Burseraceae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Frankincense has been applied to the body for centuries. It has stood the test of time as a healing oil.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Frankincense serrata is slightly less mellow and balsamic than frankincense carterii. Many people prefer serrata because, they say, it has a freshness about it that is lacking in carterii. Frankincense, diffused, can help us develop a better attitude. When we have a better attitude, we have a stronger immune system.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: This frankincense relieves feelings of bitterness, skepticism, and cynicism. It promotes forcefulness of spirit, gives energy, and strengthens the will to live. This oil can help us to be more warm-hearted and generous..

PHYSICAL ASPECT: There is a lot of scientific data around the world indicating that the anti-inflammatory properties of resin oils (frankincense is a resin oil) are useful to inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease. Preliminary studies conducted by medical research teams are also promising for shrinking tumors, particularly those in the brain. The studies are being conducted using the isolated single components of the frankincense oils. These studies apply equally to the carterii and serrata varieties. Experience and understanding would indicate that frankincense, whole and undamaged by laboratory procedures, would be even more effective. This is certainly the reputation that frankincense has enjoyed for generations.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Boswellia serrata is quite similar to Boswellia carterii. This is a fairly new oil in the essential oil market and few comparison studies have been conducted.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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