Frankincense (Boswellia sacra/ carteri) is a calming , expectorant and antiseptic, and anti-aging aroma. It is most helpful to reduce asthmatic wheezing, bronchitis, laryngitis and coughs. The serrata variety has helped with symptoms of irritable bowel, colitis and Crohn's by reducing inflammation in the lining of the intestines. Frankincense. Use it diluted in carrier oil topically to reduce arthritis inflammation. It also reduces cystitis, anxiety, wrinkles and enhances a meditative state. Frankincense helps to center the mind, stopping mental chatter and encouraging contemplation. I use it in Sweet Annie skin creams and Tranquility solid perfume. No wonder it is one of the most popular essential oils. Frankincense yields an essential oil from steam distillation of the oleogum resin produced by the bark of the tree.
Dilute 2 drops in 1 cup of water or 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.