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.
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.