The precious resin of the frankincense tree has a very long tradition in medical and religious applications. Its is said that frankincense has a calming and peace-enhancing properties. Even today it is still used as incense in Catholic and Orthodox churches and for meditation.
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory, disinfecting and cell-regenerating properties, frankincense is used for external wound healing – also in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, in internal inflammations such as Crohn’s disease (an chronic inflammatory bowel disease) and rheumatic complaints. Inhalations with frankincense can make it easier to cough up with common colds.
The scent of the essential frankincense oil has been long considered calming and anxiolytic. It can regulate breathing, center and refocus the mind, and frees the thoughts from insignificant issues. This extension of mental boundaries makes it an ideal companion for meditation and relaxation procedures.