Frankincense Horn of Africa

The foliage of the Frankincense is bushy. The white or pale pink flowers are composed of five petals, ten stamens and a five-toothed chalice. A down covers the youngest branches. By splitting naturally or by notching, milky white gum-resin can flow out of the trunk.

Its name of incense comes from the Latin incensum: any material burned in sacrifice, incense, the action of lighting, of giving light. The other name, Oliban comes from the Arabic al-luban, which characterizes its resin. Incense, the substance of the sacred desert tree, has been used in religious ceremonies for its fragrant smoke since the dawn of time; it is the fragrance of spirituality, the means of communication that connects humans to the divine, whatever the culture.

The rarity of this resin in the past made Frankincense a precious product. He was wanted by all the greats of the world. Whether it was the pharaohs, kings, emperors and  princes, the Frankincense aroused interest. More precisely, it is its rarity and symbolism that made it an important substance, which at the time cost more than gold.

Indications :

Stress, tension, anxiety, depression / Relaxation and meditation / Respiratory problems, asthma and bronchitis / To stimulate the immune system in case of deficiency / Regenerate dry skin / Heal and heal small wounds and ulcers.

Synergies :

In diffusion, with Eucalyptus Radiata or lavender aspic for breathing

Yield :

It takes 3 to 4kg of oleoresin to obtain 1kg of essential oil.