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Frankincense Tears  

Also Known As - Boswellia carterii, Olibanum, Indian Franckincense, Arabic Frankincense, and Salai guggal

Wild Crafted - Ethiopia

Medicinal Action and Uses - It is used as a stimulant, but seldom used now internally, though formerly was in great repute . Pliny mentions it as an antidote to hemlock. Avicenna (tenth century) recommends it for tumors, ulcers, vomiting, dysentery and fevers. In China it is used for leprosy.

  • Its principal use now is in the manufacture of incense and pastilles. It is also used in plasters and might be substituted for Balsam of Peru or Balsam or Tolu. The inhalation of steam laden with the volatile portion of the drug is said to relieve bronchitis and laryngitis.
  • The ceremonial incense of the Jews was compounded of four 'sweet scents,' of which pure Frankincense was one, pounded together in equal proportion. It is frequently mentioned in the Pentateuch. Pure Frankincense formed part of the meet offering and was also presented with the shew-bread every Sabbath day. With other spices, it was stored in a great chamber of the House of God at Jerusalem.

Overview - Frankincense and the oil produced from it has been known for its healing powers and its ability to improve communication with the creator in the Middle East for thousands of years before it was made a gift of to Christ by the Magi. There are over 52 references to it in the Bible. Egyptian records show a great many references to it including its use in cosmetics, perfumes and as an embalming agent. The Chinese used it as part of a treatment for leprosy. Grown predominantly on the Somali coast and parts of the Arabian Peninsula, the resin is obtained by making deep cuts in the trunk of the tree lengthwise. Below this incision a narrow strip of bark is peeled off allowing the sap to run out, and as it touches air it begins to harden. It takes approximately three months to harden into the yellow “tears” that we are used to seeing will be sold at market. The sap is gathered from May until the rain showers start in September.

Parts Used - Dried resin, collected from stems and trunk.

Preparations - Powdered resin added to water, tincture, and very rarely as a tea.

Precautions - Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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    I am so impressed by the prices and quality of these herbs! I've ordered three different ones and will absolutely refer all of my friends and family to this shop!

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    Thank you for this wonderful experience, my order was shipped promptly and arrived quickly! The quality seems excellent. I will be shopping with you again! Making a list and checking it twice you have such a great selection!! Looking forward to my next order! Thanks again Rachel

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    Posted by on 26th Oct 2015

    My order arrived timely & the packaging was A+! I very much like the black sealed bags used to protect the herbs. The amount of Frankincense Tears I received was very fair for the price.

  5. Very nice quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th May 2015

    As described. Very nice quality. Will be back again!

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