Overview

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

Frankincense is used for pain and swelling in people with various diseases. Also used for gas (flatulence), wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

Frankincense is also used as a flavoring agent in foods and as a fragrance in soaps, lotions, and perfumes.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some experts warn that frankincense may interfere with the body's response against COVID-19. There is no strong data to support this warning. But there is also no good data to support using frankincense for COVID-19.

How does it work ?

Frankincense oil seems to kill some types of bacteria and fungi (yeasts).

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