Frankincense oil is extracted from the oleo gum resins of the Frankincense tree by the steam distillation process.
Frankincense oil is extracted from the oleo gum resins of the Frankincense tree by the steam distillation process. This tree is originally from the Middle East. Frankincense tree bears pale-white and pink-white shaded flowers and pinnacle leaves. The oil is pale yellow-green in color and having woody and a little bit camphoric smell. The chief chemical constituents of the Frankincense oil are octyl acetate, actanol, bornyl acetate, a-pinene, linalool, incensyl acetate and incensole. As the oil is non-irritant and non-toxic so people can use it as a medicine in many unwanted health conditions. Frankincense oil is used as an expectorant, diuretic, carminative, tonic, antiseptic, cicatrizant, astringent, cytophylactic, emmenagogue, vulnerary, digestive and sedative.
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