Frankincense Resins, Boswellia Carteri
Also called olibanum, frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia, Boswellia Carteri. The Boswellia trees grow in the wild without human intervention and are therefore 100% natural and organic.
Boswellia is a botanical medicine recognised for its fast acting natural anti-inflammatory properties. Our frankincense is harvested from Boswellia trees native to Somaliland and Somalia. Boswellia trees secrete resins which consist of essential oils, gum and terpenoids. Boswellic acids, contained within the terpenoids, are the active constituents within Boswellia.
The wild-crafting or tapping of frankincense trees entails making deliberate incisions in the bark to allow a milky liquid to exude. This viscous oleo-gum resin then resinifies or hardens on exposure to air into tears or droplets which are easily detached.