Frankincense is a tree resin that originates from a variety of Boswellia trees which grow in dry, arid climates such as the Middle East, Ethiopia and Somalia. When incense fueled the economy of the Arab world, frankincense was more valuable than gold (some may argue this still applies today). Frankincense was, and still is, considered food for the “Gods” lending its applications as an aid for purification, meditation, protection and courage. It is believed that frankincense opens the “crown chakra” and is used for spiritual purposes allowing the energetic body to align with the physical body, therefore, sealing spiritual intentions.
Frankincense uplifts the spirit and mind, is good for gastro-intestinal conditions such as colitis and chron’s disease, aids digestion, acts as a sedative, stimulates the immune system, and helps with emotional balance.