Frankincense

Botanicals

18/Description

About

Frankincense is the hardened gum-like material (resin) that comes from cuts made in the trunk of the Boswellia carteri tree. People use it to make medicine.

Frankincense is used for colic and intestinal gas (flatulence). It is sometimes applied to the skin in hand cream.

The essential oil of frankincense is used on the skin and by inhalation as a pain-killer.

How it works

There isn't enough information available to know how frankincense works.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Colic
Intestinal gas (flatulence)
Other conditions

Concerns

Frankincense seems safe for use by most adults. It might cause irritation when applied to the skin.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of frankincense duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Frankincense.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.