The resin from the Boswellia Carterii tree has been used to help relieve many diseases and other health issues including; anti-inflammatory, rheumatoid, arthritis, asthma.
Frankincense - also known as Olibanum - is known for its soothing and relaxing qualities. Used throughout the ages to enhance spirituality, mental perception, meditation, prayer and consciousness. Frankincense is also great for the respiratory system as it assists with breathing. Communities within certain regions of Somalia and Somaliland have been ethically harvesting the same Boswellia trees that their forefathers have, passing down traditional methods and other vital hand-harvesting techniques.
Frankincense is traditionally used in Somali households for many purposes. For example, whenever guests are on the way, you will expect the calming scent of frankincense lingering in the air. Also, it is useful after big family meals as incense tends to remove the food and other odours pretty quickly without being overwhelming. FUN FACT: many of the Ancient Egyptians pharaohs were buried and mummified using frankincense.
Our raw frankincense resins or gum products are imported then distilled and bottled in the United Kingdom.