Frankincense (boswellia carterii) Resin Wild-Harvested Distilled Aromatic Water
For applied zoopharmacognosy use, frankincense aromatic water can be used in the handy spray bottle to offer a reassuring mist to a frightened animal whether shown as fear-based aggression or stress-related breathing / diarrhoea issues. Sometimes the animal will indicate for the soothing aromatic water to be stroked on maybe the neck, chest or other areas. Many animals find frankincense, either the aromatic water or the essential oil, a huge comfort at the end of life.
Frankincense has been used since ancient times in religious ceremonies and is still used in many churches today. It has probably been the most important incense ingredient since history began. It is mentioned 22 times in the Bible, and was, of course, held in high enough esteem to be one of the gifts offered to the baby Jesus. Frankincense gum was charred to produce kohl powder, used by Egyptian women to paint around their eyes. Dioscorides mentions the use of the plant to treat skin problems, haemorrhages and pneumonia. A 16th Century surgeon treated soldier’s wounds and noted that it stopped bleeding and facilitated healing.
Frankincense has strong associations with spiritual practice and meditation, and the water may find many uses in this context.
- handy 50 ml aluminium spray
- 100 ml bottle
- 500 ml bottle