frankincense
FRANKINCENSE

  • COMMON NAME : Frankincense , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Boswellia saraca
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Oleo gum resin
  • USE : Aromatherapy, anti-arthritis, oral care,respiratory care

Description

Boswellia is thought to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. It is good, but the not strong scientific evidence for the use of Boswellia to treat chronic asthma and cancer. There is unclear scientific evidence for its use to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritisulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Overall, evidence to support its beneficial effects is scant.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
Result 
Method 
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@20
0.830-0.890
0.834
AOAC920-212
REFRACTIVE INDEX@20
1.440-1.490
1.452
AOAC920-141
OPTICAL ROTATION
-15.0 to +35.0
+29.10
AOAC920-142
Physical appearance
Liquid 
Conforms 
Test parameters 
Specification 
Result 
Method 
COLOR 
Clear to pale yellow
Conforms 
Physical 
ODOR 
Characteristics woody or woody balsamic
Conforms 
Physical 
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in oil and alcohol , insoluble in water
Conforms 
Physical 
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use 
Primary constituents
A-thujene, A-pinene, limonene 
Components
%
Method 
A-thujene
74.08
GC
A-pinene
7.18
GC
Limonene 
4.13
GC
*EU Allergen