Ru Xiang - Olibanum, Boswellia carterii, 5ml
NOTE: This essential oil has a thick consistency due to its nature and the extraction method. It has not been diluted in order to change the consistency which means that its aroma is strong and authentic. It is bottled with a non "orifice reducer" cap. To thin the oil for pouring, the bottle can be placed in warm water for a short time.
CO2 extracted Olibanum Boswellia carterii
Frankincense from the French "franc encens" (ie: true, high quality incense)
Ru Xiang Essential oil has a rich, balsamic aroma whose effect is simultaneously soothing and invigorating. It gives one an overall sense of being relieved and released. It relaxes the diaphragm and deepens the breath.
Frankincense is tapped from the scraggly but hardy Boswellia trees by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears. Our Ru Xiang essential oil is extracted by CO2.
Frankincense has a long and fascinating history. For example it is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible book of Exodus where it is named levonah meaning "white". It was one of the ingredients in the perfume of the sanctuary. Its fragrant odor was a symbol of the Divine name and an emblem of prayer.
Ru Xiang oil's characteristic abilities to invigorate the blood, relax the sinews, smooth the movement of blood and Qi and ease pain extend beyond the physical to calm the emotions and lift the spirit.
Topically Ru Xiang essential oil may be applied to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and enhance the healing of wounds, ulcers and scars. According to Li Shi Zhen's Ben Cao Gang Mu, Ru Xiang, "eliminates the toxicity of sores and deep-seated toxic boils, supporting the interior and protecting the Heart."
Frankincense essential oil is strongly anti-oxidant and may be used as a fixative to prevent rancidity.
TCM Category: regulating blood
Major chemical components: Monoterpenes (pinene,dipentene~40% from Yuen Materia Medica), D- camphene 80% (from Guangzhou extractor analysis).