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Frankincense Resin
Frankincense Resin


Frankincense is an ancient, sacred resin helpful internally and externally for rheumatic pain, mental and vocal clarity, regulating the menstrual cycle and for its powerful antiseptic properties.
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Smile Herb Shop SKU #: 500
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Product Description Herbalists Comments Supplement Facts and Ingredients

Common Name

Standardized: frankincense
Other: bible frankincense, incense, olibanum

Botanical Name

Boswellia papyrifera Plant Family: Burseraceae



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.


The venerable herbalist Mrs. Grieve noted that the constituents of frankincense as follows: resins (65%), volatile oil (6%), water soluble gum (20%), bassorin (6-8%), and plant residue (2-4%). The resins contain boswellic acid and alibanoresin.

Parts Used

Dried resin, collected from stems and trunk.

Typical Preparations

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

For internal use, sometimes mixed with myrrh or cress. In aromatherapy, frankincense is compatible with bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, orange, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, and ylang ylang.


Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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  • Manufacturer: Smile Herb Shop Product Form Factor: Bulk / Frankincense Resin Product Variation: Ounces

    Sold by the ounce.

    Bulk Discounts:
    4+ oz = 10% off
    8+ oz = 15% off
    16+ oz = 20% off
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 October 11, 2023
Reviewer: Jacqueline Davis-ollie from Columbia, MD United States  

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Frankincense July 20, 2021
Reviewer: Deb W from Lewes, DE United States  
So many uses! I purchased the frankincense resin to chew on (in small doses) to Provo some antibacterial and healing support for my mouth/gums. It is an acquired taste, but so much better than a commercial mouth rinse!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Good chewing gum! February 15, 2021
Reviewer: HEALTH OF A DIFFERENT COLOR from DENVER, CO United States  
I chew this whenever I am not eating. In addition to medicinal properties, it is a great appetite suppressant!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Great smell, but... November 14, 2020
Reviewer: Jaylene Sarracino from Silver Spring, MD United States  
I thought this might be useful as a "gum" but the bulk frankensense did not "look" clean enough to put in my mouth. I'm not sure how to burn it properly, as it seems to need to be relit constantly. Help?

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 October 12, 2020
Reviewer: Jasmine Franco from Silver Spring, MD United States  

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