Boswellia spp.

Folk names: Incense, Olibanum

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Analgesic

  • Antibacterial

  • Anti-fungal

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antiseptic

  • Cardiotonic

  • Carminative

  • Diuretic

  • Hemostatic

  • Hypoglycemic

  • Hypolipidemic

  • Parasiticide

  • Stimulant

  • Stomachic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​


Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications 

we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Sun
Element: Fire, Air
Gender: Masculine

Parts Used: Resin


  • Ra (Egyptian)

  • Baal (Canaanite)

Names (non-English):

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Ru Xiang

  • Ayurvedic: Shallaki

Frankincense in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Frankincense.

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​Magical Uses

  • Blessing

  • Consecration

  • Exorcism

  • Happiness

  • Luck

  • Meditation

  • Protection

  • Psychic Powers

  • Purification

  • Spiritual Awakening & Growth

  • Wealth

Warning: Do not ingest! + Pregnancy

Frankincense is meant to be used exclusively as a poultice, steam, or incense. Any other uses are not advised as Frankincense is toxic when ingested.

The reviews are mixed on whether frankincense can cause complications for pregnant women. It is probably best to avoid it.