Description: Frankincense is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family Burseraceae, particularly
Boswellia sacra (syn: B. bhaw-dajiana), B. carterii33, B. frereana, B. serrata (B. thurifera, Indian frankincense), and B. papyrifera. The English word is derived from
Old French “franc encens” (i.e., high quality incense).
Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Common Names: Frankincense, olibanum
Medicinal Part: Resin