Botanical Name: Boswelia Sacra
Country of Origin: Oman
Plant Part: Tree Resins
Distillation Method: Hydrodistillation & CO2
This particular B. Sacra species also called, Sacred Frankincense, has a superior phytochemical profile and therapeutic value. This particular Frankincense essential oil is truly a royal luxury.From Myth, Mysterious and Magical, to His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the ruler of Oman, purchases the vast majority of this ultra high-end Boswellia Sacra frankincense. Of the three species from which this variety is derived, the B.Sacra oil comes from the desert trees of Oman. This strain is notoriously tough to acquire so we’re elated that Wholesale Essential Oils has it in the highest molecular quantity available. This particular species also called, Sacred Frankincense, has a superior phytochemical profile and therapeutic value. Our Frankincense B. Sacra embodies the purest, highest molecular potency for therapeutic use. It is extracted from a brilliant combination of hydrodistillation and our preferred CO2 distillation methods. Hydrodistillation is an improved process of extraction that offers both high quality and high yields. We consider it, the finest of our Frankincense essential oils.
Sacred Frankincense is equally effective for a host of ailments, most notably it’s potential to kill breast cancer cells. The B.Sacra essential oil has been studied internationally for it’s anti-cancer actions. It has the amazing ability to recognize cancer cells from normal cells and knock off the bad guys. The more biological activity in the oil, (when the oil contains a higher molecular abundance), the more effective it is. The Boswellia Sacra oil has shown to reduce breast cancer cell growth and kill off breast cancer cells. Much like it’s B. Carteri cousin which has shown under a microscope, that when Frankincense essential oil is introduced to cancerous bladder cells, it returns the dysfunctional cells to healthy cells. Scientists say, B. Carteri definitively demonstrates it can be used as an inexpensive, alternative therapy for bladder cancer.
The inherent B. Sacra fragrance and strength is one of a kind. Sacred Frankincense contains a higher aromatic terpene, sesquiterpene and diterpene content. It’s exquisite aroma is noticeable to it’s counterparts. How the species grows has a lot to do with it. The B. Sacra trees are considered unusual for their ability to tolerate environments so unforgiving, they can literally sprout out of chalky soil from near solid rock. You find them in high altitudes of 4,000 ft. on rocky slopes and ravines. The tears tapped from these enduring shrubby, trees are considered superior due to their more fragrant aroma. Initial scientific collections of Boswellia sacra were done in 1846. It was concluded that the best of all Frankincense trees is the B.Sacra species which were found in Oman. The detailed accounts, however, didn’t come until the 1930’s.
Frankincense is fast becoming world recognized as a cancer killer. It is the most widely researched essential oil for it’s anti-cancer properties. You can find research publications about it in: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 and in the US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health Frankincense has also shown, hands-down, that the various species of the Boswellia species, are similar and effective. You may say it is the king of essential oils, as it’s healing properties expand across a broad spectrum.
The aroma of the B.Sacra essential oil is distinctive. We find it the sweetest of our Frankincense essential oils, yet noticeably potent in it’s terpene content. It offers a bright woody scent with a sweet citrus top note. Frankincense has been used for ages as a meditation aid ~ use in your diffuser to help 'settle the mind'.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Frankincense essential oil has traditionally used as an anti-asthmatic, strengthening the immune system (immunostimulant). It has been found to have anti-cancer effects. Frankincense contains boswellic acids, which may be helpful in arthritic conditions where inflammation is indicated. It’s a wonderful wrinkle retardant and recommended for dry, mature skin or to help heal wounds. It’s considered a cytophylactic or rather classified as stimulating cellular regeneration.
Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Stimulant, Astringent, Cytophylactic, Cicatrisant, Nervine.
Application and Use
- Feel free to apply liberally to your skin, ingest or enliven your surroundings with it’s aromatic blessings. Whether you want to tonify your belly, rid a toothache, aid digestion or cultivate a soothing, contemplative state for meditation, you are working with one of the most valuable substances in the world.
- As with any essential oil, when used topically, it will be absorbed into the bloodstream...add to a carrier oil at 1 to 3% concentration for a massage blend. For more intensive use, include at 10% and apply on affected areas.
Safety Frankincense is considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Some individuals can use the oil 'neat', while others with sensitive skin may find it irritating when undilted. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.