Frankincense Papyrifera, a type of Frankincense, is marked by high levels of octyl acetate, octanal, incensole, and incensole acetate. Octyl acetate is found in alcohol and orange peels, while octanal has a fruity odor and citrus flavor. Both of these compounds give Frankincense Papyrifera its strong fruit and orange overtones. Incensole and incensole acetate are compounds with anti-inflammatory, relaxation and brain boosting properties. Together, these four compounds create a powerful, aromatic essential oil.
Frankincense Papyrifera has traditionally been used in Ethiopian households because it comes from Frankincense trees native to the region. It is used in these cultures for therapeutic incense and in traditional coffee ceremonies.
Uses: Analgesic, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anticarcinogenic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic, Vulnerary
Blends with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Scotch Pine, Vetiver
Specific Benefits of Frankincense Papyrifera:
Reduce inflammation… Octyl acetate and octanal have been found to reduce inflammation in human cells, making this essential oil a great option for chronic conditions, pain and more.
Neuro-protection… The effects of incensole and incensole acetate may protect the brain and are being studied as potential treatment for brain injuries. These compounds are also associated with less mental strain and better clarity.
Relaxation… Embodying the scent of citrus, this essential oil is grounding and calming. It can also boost energy with its uplifting scent.