Frankincense is from the genus Boswellia and sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii, Boswellia frereana or Boswellia serrata trees that’s commonly grown in Somalia and regions of Pakistan. These trees are different from many others in that they can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.
The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. Frankincense has been associated with many different religions over the years, especially the Christian religion, as it was one of the first gifts given to Jesus by the wise men.
Frankincense was already known thousands of years ago for its anti-bacterial properties, as a cleanser (the concept of “bacteria” is a modern one, of course) and that is why it was used in temples and churches: to cleanse body and souls from negativity.
Boswellia serrata is a tree native to India that produces special compounds that have been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, and potentially anti-cancer, effects.
When inhaled, frankincense has been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure.
The homeopathic remedy: Buddleia Davidii
Besides being a huge trauma remedy, this is a remedy for this day and age. Most of my Buddleia prescriptions are for people who are just going through too much at the same time – it need not all be negative. For instance, a woman going through divorce and moving from her home, while her daughter moves out to live on her own. All this while going through several changes in her work, causing an overwhelmed state, where she is crowded by emotions and no longer able to live life from the heart.
But as life is becoming faster and more intense people want to (and are forced to) do several things at once, causing a stagnation in our vital energy flow. This could also be a great remedy for ADHD children, who are pushed by their parents to the maximum of their capacities, or just not allowed to be a child: they have to grow up too quickly.
These people get caught in the flow of events and lose the ability to come back to their own rhythm.