Frankincense (Kunthirikkam) – World´s Most Important Resins


Frankincense (Kunthirikkam) – World´s Most Important Resins

Frankincense (Kunthirikkam) is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from the trees of Boswellia. It is tapped from the thin, but hardy trees by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden to form Frankincense. There are different varities of Frankincense trees, each producing different varities of resin, thus differing in its quality and texture. The quality is based on color, purity, aroma, age and shape.

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Spiritual importance of Frankincense in Churches

Burning frankincense in churches had hygienic functions as well as spiritual importance. People of the Middle Ages lived in extremely unsanitary conditions, so the fumigation of churches helped reduce the unpleasant smell of the unwashed congregants and reduce contagion through atmospheric purification. Burning frankincense also repels mosquitoes and flies.

Goggul Frankincense (Kunthirikkam) – Medicinal Uses

The fresh gum from Frankincense is chewed for strengthening the teeth and gums, to stimulate digestion, to expel congested phlegm, and to combat halitosis. Small pieces of gum are inserted into painful teeth and to combat dental caries. The resin is boiled in milk until a thick paste is formed, which is then applied as a poultice to inflamed swellings such as mastitis, and taken internally for bronchial conditions. It is infused in wine for respiratory conditions

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Frankincense has cytophylactic properties, meaning that it encourages healthy growth and regeneration of skin cells. Because it has wound-healing effects on the skin, it is useful for treating eczema, boils, acne, scars, stretch marks, skin ulcers, and inflamed skin.


General Uses

Frankincense is used in perfumes and aromatic plant oils. It is used as an ingredient used in skincare. It is used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used in medicines in arthritis, bronchitis, cuts and wounds etc.


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