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Frankincense Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Boswellia Sacra
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Ru Xiang

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Action of Frankincense

Nutrients in Frankincense

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Parts Used

Gum Resin

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Frankincense

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
People with weak Stomach should avoid taking this herb, as it may cause Vomiting and Nausea.
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Frankincense is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 8 M.
Best used for Menstrual Pain.
Boswellia has two varieties, Boswellia Sacra and Boswellia Serrata. They both have their own medicinal uses. Boswellia Sacra is primarily used for religious purposes apart from its health benefits. Boswellia Serrata shows more health benefits and it also possesses strong anti inflammatory action.
Boswellia Serrata has also been listed on our website.
Always ask your doctor which herb suits you best.

In TCM :
Frankincense : Xiang Ru, Ru Xiang
Prepared Frankincense : Zhi Ru Xiang
Meridians associated : Heart, Spleen and Liver.


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Materia Medica for Frankincense

Single Herb

Frankincense Oil for Glioblastoma Multiforme

Massage with Frankincense oil over the head.
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Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +

Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 3

Mix Frankincense gum, Myrrh gum, Catechu resin and Ginseng Noto root powder. Apply it locally on ulcers.

Herbal Treatment For Age Spots 8

Take the following herbs :
Frankincense : Dhoop : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Common Juniper : Aaraar : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Rosemary : Rusmary : 2 tablespoon
Patchouli : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Rose : Gulab : 2 tablespoon
Orange : Santra : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Lavender : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Chamomile : Babunah : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Almond : Badam : Oil : 2 tablespoon
Mix all oils. Heat for 10 minutes. Cool. Store in a bottle. Massage it over age spots for 5 minutes daily. It removes age spots effectively.
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