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    Frankincense is a plant and an herb.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Boswelia carterii

    Common name: frankincense

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

part used:

    Part Used: Dried resin, collected from stems and trunk.

Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs

astrological correspondences:

    Astrological planet: Sun

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Perfumes: Frankincense perfume corresponds with sunday and is a good perfume for sundays.

    Perfumes: Frankincense perfume corresponds with wednesday and is a good perfume for wednesdays.

    Incense: See incense sticks below.

    Solar spells: Frankincense (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to solar matters (healing, illumination, magickal power, physical energy, protection, success, and putting an end to legal matters). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on the Sun for a list of herbal substitutes for frankincense.

    Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.

    Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.

health care uses:

    In Ayurvedic medicine, frankincense is combined with tumeric to make teas, tinctures, or encapsulations for treating arthritis and muscle pain.

Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Frankincense is believed to be safe.

    Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).

See also: herbs.

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