FRANKINCENSE Boswellia carterii,syn. B. sacra, B. frerena
Uses: Frankincense contains more than 200 recognized medicinal compounds and offers a wide range of benefits.
Brain health: Supports memory and focus. Frankincense has the unique properties of both crossing the blood-brain barrier and promoting healthy inflammatory response, making it a key support for brain health.
Immune system: Poor immunity
Pregnancy and childbirth: Indications for use in maternity include: skin conditions (stretch marks, dryness, perineum tears and post episiotomy, and poor infantile adaptation and acne). This oil is helpful in pregnancy and labor for lower back and nerve discomfort and for labor pain. It tones and strengthens the uterus, particularly during labor when a mother is fatigued. It blends well with peppermint for many of these uses. It can also be used to support the perineum throughout the birthing process. Emotionally, frankincense calms the nervous system by helping us to “be here now”. This quality makes it outstanding for pre-labor anxiousness, transition phase of labor, and mother-infant bonding. The oil is thought to facilitate postpartum physiological changes for infants (breathing air, digesting, etc) and help mothers to adjust and cope with postpartum blues.
Urinary system: Its diuretic qualities make it useful for urinary tract health as well.
Precautions: Avoid with asthma and with those with a negative association with the scent.
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