Frankincense is made from the resin of the Boswellia tree, found in abundance in the dry, mountainous regions of Eastern Africa. Frankincense has a woody, spicy smell and is known to offer several health benefits and meditative properties. Some health benefits include reduced arthritis, improved gut function, assisting patients who have asthma, reduced inflammation in addition to improving oral health and possessing anti-cancer properties and preventing tumour growth. Another advantage of the use of frankincense is that it has been used for thousands of years without adverse side effects, and the resin is of low toxicity.
Hydrosol, or floral water, refers to the by-product of the filtration process that contains all the nutrients and beneficial values of the frankincense, all in a conveniently usable liquid form.