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Frankincense - Plant

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It is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is the primary tree in the genus Boswellia from which frankincense, a resinous dried sap, is harvested.

It have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They are sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties.

So then, what is frankincense essential oilThe trees start producing resin when they are about 8 to 10 years old.[8]The resin is extracted by making a small, shallow incision on the trunk or branches of the tree or by removing a portion of the crust of it. The resin is drained as a milky substance that coagulates in contact with air and is collected by hand.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Boswellia glabra,olibanum-tree
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 8m
Flower Colour yellow-white
Bloom Time April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

The forests that remain are declining because the old individuals are dying continuously, and there there no new individuals coming into the system. That means that the forests are running out of trees."

Frankincense care

It is used extensively in religious rituals and in the perfume industry. It has also been investigated for its medicinal properties."There are several reasons why [the tree species Boswellia papyifera] it is under threat," explained co-author Frans Bongers, an ecologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature (90 degrees and higher)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Frankincense uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The health benefits of frankincense oil are mostly attributed to its anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, digestive, diuretic, and expectorant properties
  • It also has cicatrisant, carminative, cytophylactic, emenagogue, uterine, and vulnerary effects

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Frankincense ?

Frankincense is commonly known as Boswellia glabra,olibanum-tree

How tall do Frankincense grow?

On average Frankincense grows 2 to 8m

What color are Frankincense ?

A Frankincense plant bears flowers of color yellow-white

When Frankincense blooms?

With enough light, Frankincense may produce yellow-white flowers in April

How hard is Frankincense to grow?

A Frankincense is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Frankincense need?

A Frankincense prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Frankincense need?

A Frankincense prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Frankincense need?

A Frankincense prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Frankincense like?

A Frankincense prefers (90 degrees and higher)

How often should I fertilize my Frankincense ?

To encourage Frankincense growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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