FRANKINCENSE Overview Information
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 does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how frankincense works.
- Intestinal gas (flatulence).
- Other conditions.
FRANKINCENSE Side Effects & Safety
Frankincense seems safe for use by most adults. It might cause irritation when applied to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of frankincense during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of frankincense depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for frankincense. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.