Herbal Information for Frankincense in Powder Form
Common Names: Frankincense
Botanical Name: Boswellia papyrifera
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Spleen, Liver
Pin Yin Name: Ru Xiang
Other Names: Olibanum
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Powder, Wildcrafted
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
How to Use: Tincture, Combinations with other herbs, Topically
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Benefits of Frankincense
Probably best known because of the Nativity story, Frankincense - derived from the resin of a tree called Boswellia papyrifera and other species of the same - has an interesting history. In Hebrew, its name is levonah, meaning "white;" in Arabic, a closely-related language, it is 'al-luban, a term referring to milk; the name of the modern country of Lebanon is derived from both. However, it came to be known as "frankincense" when crusaders - many of whom were French or "Frankish" - introduced it to Europe during the Middle Ages.
The natural constituents in frankincense are monoterpenes, triterpenes diterpenes, and triterpenic acids, Alpha-pinenes and Alpha-thujones.
Frankincense has a wide range of benefits which include anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, astringent, antiseptic, expectorant, carminative, anti-depressant, analgesic, emmenagogue.
Frankincense is uniquely useful for aiding with joint inflammation, restoration of the skin, and bronchial issues.
Dried Frankincense is used in numerous ways, including the manufacture of perfume and aromatherapy; ancient Egyptians used burnt powdered frankincense as eyeliner. The burning of the dried c/s Boswellia papyrifera resin has also played a part in the religious rites of all three Abrahamic traditions.
- Aids in Sleeps
- Assists in the Digestive System
- Promotes Regulation of Hormones
- Aids in Healing of Scars
- Used as a Gargle
- Supports Immune Function
- Use Topically for Fungal Infection
Product Properties: Warm, Bitter, Acrid
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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