It is a wise move to add Boswellia Sacra Frankincense oil to a robust natural health approach especially when cells run amok and your immune system struggles to remove the aberrations. Boswellia essential oil is very well-researched and is known to give far reaching health benefits. The Boswellia Sacra Frankincense oil we like particularly is of such a high purity that you can take it orally. We understand that many people use Boswellia for longer periods of time, so we help you by giving you £12.51 discount when you buy 3 bottles per order (i.e. in our shopping cart change Qty to 3). Set your order Qty to 6 to make 1 bottle FREE of charge! Our Boswellia Sacra 10ml Frankincense the purest olibanum you can use by mouth in battles for health.
The six Boswellic acids: 11-keto-β-boswellic acid, α-boswellic acid, β-boswellic acid and their three 3-O-acylated derivatives (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid known as AKBA is the most important and effective acid among them inhibiting 5-lipoxygenase, which is responsible for inflammation) are the typical ingredients in Frankincense from Boswellia Sacra, Boswellia Carterrii and Boswellia Serrata, but these compounds are not found in Boswellia Frereana – caveat emptor and also note that not all Frankincense oil brands are made for internal use! Ours is. Monoterpenes (97.3%) and sesquiterpenes (2.7%) are the most valuable constituents in Frankincense oil, both can cross the placenta (i.e. do not use when pregnant!) but only sesquiterpenes can go beyond the blood-brain barrier and support the limbic system, hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands.
According to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the fragrance of frankincense activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. Hardly surprising as frankincense has been used in religious rituals since antiquity to increase the likelihood of spiritual connection.
The finest and most highly prized frankincense resin is produced by the Boswellia Sacra species. Ours originates from Oman because its geological and geographical conditions (warm winters, steady sun, limestone soil with deposits of calcium carbonate, cooling monsoon winds) provide the ideal conditions for the Boswellia Sacra trees to produce the finest resin in the world. Beyond passing organoleptic tests, our Boswellia Sacra Frankincense is measured for optical rotation using a polarimeter. Polarimetry results match the expected reference value and further quality control outcomes of this Boswellia Sacra Frankincense oil will be made available in due time.
The boswellia sacra oil we help you to is what is called ‘CO2 distilled’ or ‘CO2 extracted’. Two modern technologies for distilling essential oils at low temperatures are Carbon Dioxide and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide extraction. We use the CO2 extraction. Both methods involve the use of carbon dioxide as the ‘solvent’ which carries the essential oil away from the raw plant material (i.e. from Royal Houjri frankincense resins). The lower pressure CO2 extraction involves chilling carbon dioxide to between 35 and 55 degrees F, and pumping it through the plant material at 1000 psi. The carbon dioxide in this condition is condensed to a liquid. Like steam distillation, there are no solvent residues left behind, and the resultant product is perfectly pure. Like cold pressing, there is no heat applied to the plant material or essential oil to alter it in any way. The oil produced is very accurate with respect to the original state of the plant. CO2 distillation produces the most therapeutic essential oil for some plants, yet not others. It is highly beneficial for resins such as Frankincense and Myrrh, as more of the larger molecules – considered to have important healing properties – are brought into the essential oil.
Essential oils are the distilled volatile aromatic constituents of plants or trees and are highly concentrated. One drop of essential oil may be equivalent to tens of cups of medicinal tea, so dosage pacing is essential especially when there’s a chance of allergic reaction (sensitive people) or when there’s a chance of significant die-off (Herxheimer detoxification overload).
Oral transmembrane (for adults): Most people ingest Boswellia Sacra frankincense essential oil undiluted (neat). Alternatively, you can mix it 1:1 with a carrier oil (examples below). Put 1 drop on a tea spoon (or 1:1 mixture) and put that on your tongue, leave it to ‘dissolve’ away, it tastes quite pleasant and will perfume your oronasal cavity for a surprisingly lengthy time. The dropper bottle allows the thin oil to flow very easily, so go gently. If you find it too difficult then buy a pipette dropper cap for a 5mL bottle from your pharmacist. Average dosage: over a period of 1 week build up from 1 drop 1x a day to 1 drop 3x a day, and note that only in the absence of digestive discomfort, Herxheimer or allergic reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals), you can progress to 2 drops 3x a day for a further week. If all goes well you can increase to 3, 4, 5 or more drops 3x a day depending on what you use Boswellia Sacra for. If you use Boswellia Sacra from a Ty Bollinger Truth About angle, then it is wise if not essential to use Frankincense in conjunction with a wider approach and to progress to a higher dosage swiftly.
Gut absorption: You can also ‘float’ essential oil in a small glass of water and take sips over a period of time, disadvantage being that some oil may go to waste by clinging to the glass and rancidification will occur if you leave it long enough (so don’t). Kindly note that, when you don’t hold the Boswellia Sacra in your mouth and instead swallow it immediately (suspended in water, juice or milk if you’re not sensitive to milk), the beneficial molecules are taken up via the gut and distributed via the bloodstream (i.e. just like food molecules). This perfectly fine for systemic problems and avoids sensitivity of the mouth from undiluted essential oil.
Transdermal (for children): You either rub frankincense essential oil on the neck area or on the soles of the feet (transdermal absorption is never as good as oral trans-membrane absorption but it’s safer in kids). Essential oils should never be applied neat (undiluted) to the skin because they can trigger allergic contact dermatitis (skin rash) in substance-sensitive children. Immediately before applying them, mix 1-2 drops of essential oil in 1-3 teaspoons of olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or other skin-friendly oil. High dosage of essential oils can be neurotoxic to children and cause seizures, so don’t exceed 1-2 drops a day.
CAUTION: Boswellia oil must NOT be used by mouth during pregnancy, if you think you might be pregnant, or if you are considering getting pregnant. Boswellia extracts are metabolized in the liver and can alter the halftime of prescribed medication (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, immune-modulators and sedatives). Boswellia extracts may cause gastrointestinal discomfort e.g. fullness, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain. If you have gallstones or put a heavy burden on your liver (alcohol/stress/substance abuse) then be extra careful with dosage. Responsible pacing is the simple answer, as indeed would be reducing your alcohol/stress/substance abuse. In high dosage Boswellia can trigger unusual allergy that manifests itself in the form of chest pain, difficulty in breathing, swelling in different areas of the body and hives. If any of such symptoms appear after taking Boswellia oil, you should stop the use of supplement and immediately contact your doctor. Boswellia has blood thinning effects, and may increase the risk of abnormal bleeding in people with a bleeding disorder or taking anticoagulant medication.
Burning frankincense denatures the oils (same goes for oils locked in the resin crystals) and this is fine to create the wonderful aroma that may help spiritual connection, the aroma reportedly also helps to repel insects, but it does not exert any of the researched health benefits that are published in PubMed. So take Boswellia Sacra by mouth and at a pace that is appropriate to you.
At request, we can include a 2mL syringe FOC to your parcel in case the dropler in our bottle proves too tricky for drop by drop dosing. Carefully remove the dispensing top in the bottle. Pull the syringe plunger halfway up before syringing up a (few) drop(s) of oil into the tip. Now you can dispense drops onto a teaspoon and proceed as normal. By pushing the plunger down quickly, you blow any remaining oil in the tip back into the bottle. Carefully close the bottle with the screw top.