🌳TREES THAT HEAL
4::Boswellia Sacra::the olibanum tree::the arabian frankincense:: .
📸Credit: L Napolitano
~There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem~carrying a precious gift finely gathered from a divine tree ruled by the sun and that was believed to seep the sweat of the gods, fallen to earth.
This sacred tree inhabited arid woodlands and steep foggy slopes in the mountains of the arabian peninsula, and the gift was Frankincense.
The olibanum tree was highly valued since ancient times mainly because of its precious #aromatic
oleo gum #resin
that was used in religious ceremonies, perfumes and remedies.
The B. Sacra belongs to the Boswellia genus of the Burseraceae family and is used by the locals not only for its resin, but for its buds, bark, roots #flower
fruit and EO.
🌿Resin: B. Sacra grows very slowly producing a very high quality resin that due to its boswellic acid content is a potent anti-inflammatory.The shabi grade of Boswellia Sacra resin showed the strongest pain-killing effect.
The resin is chewed by the locals to strengthen the gum and teeth, to stimulate digestion, treat bronchial infections, sore throat, inflammatory diseases and arthritis. It can be made into a #herbal
tea or infused in cold water.
Externally it is made into a #salve
to ease #arthritis
Burned, the resin is used as a fumigant, for pulmonary disorders or as an insect repellant.
🌿EO is made from the distillation of the resin and can be applied neat to the point. It is antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, expectorant, decongestant and clears the mind. Used in #skincare
it is praised for its rejuvenating properties.
🌿Buds and fruit provide a cleansing #tonic
for the digestive system.
🌿Leaves have #diuretic
properties and are used with the roots to ease swollen lymph nodes.
🌿The bark is used as a stimulating and cleansing #tea
and as #ointment
to ease swelling.
🌱The #olibanum #tree
is facing an uncertain future because of over-exploitation.
Please use frankincense mindfully.
#frankincense #heal #beautiful #sacred #health #love #desert #nature
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