Key compounds in Frankincense known as Boswellic Acids and research on these compounds are increasing due to pre study results and ties to ancient and Ayurvedic medicine.
-Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil-
This variant of Frankincense is dominated by α-pinene and contains significant amounts of α-thujene and limonene terpenes. Some early studies suggest anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antibacterial, antiviral, stress-relieving, and antioxidant benefits.
-Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil-
This is the longest documented form of Frankincense and its uses are traced to Biblical times and Ayurvedic medicine. Frankincense Serrata contains a large amount of α-thujene terpene.
Early research suggests it to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, especially against arthritis. Other research suggests that this particular oil to have the highest activity of antimicrobials and can also help with gut inflammation.