Frankincense resin is harvested from small tree, native to hot desert-type climates such as Ethiopia, India, Oman, Somalia, and Yemen. The resin has been used for over 5,000 years, both as an aromatic and ceremonial tool, as well as a highly regarded medicine.
The medicine has also played a religious role, such as the Tale of the Three Kings within the Bible. In this story, the Three Wise Men brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold to give to the newborn baby Jesus.
In addition to frankincense’s inclusion within the Holy Bible, it has further history within Christianity as well. The Catholics are known to burn frankincense resin in a specific type of incense burner known as a censer during mass and other religious ceremonies. The censer is swayed back and forth while the fragrant smoke disburses out of it.
To Eliminate Odors
Another benefit of frankincense is it’s delightful aroma. The smell of frankincense has been considered divine by many societies throughout history. Incense such as frankincense quickly eliminates negative odors, and is quite effective at doing so.
Historically, frankincense was used as a folk remedy and a form of cure-all. This was particularly common in Middle Eastern medicine. It is not used much anymore because better medicine has become available. However, there has been some modern research showing promise in a variety of fields.
It’s important to note that not all frankincense is considered food or medicine grade. Consult with both your doctor as well as your supplier before consuming any kind of frankincense.
*Note that we do not sell our frankincense for internal use*
This article was updated on 07/31/2020.