Frankincense: Energetic Medicine for Balance

As Christmas approaches, I think of the Magi who gave gifts of Frankincense, Myrrh, and gold to baby Jesus. Frankincense is a general nervous system tonic and likely it was used topically to support the baby Jesus. Myrrh is antiseptic and was likely used to prevent infection of umbilicus.

With a history of over 5,000 years and over 200 chemical constituents, Frankincense is a staple among many essential oil users. Because of all the different chemical compounds it contains, it is an incredibly versatile oil