In response to my recent post, Frankincense Making Headlines, one reader posed the following question:
“We have always been told that Boswellia carteri was the only true therapeutic variety of frankincense oil. This article references another species as being of the highest quality and implies that it is the one with therapeutic value. Can you elaborate on that for us?”
Thanks for your question, Evangeline! Frankincense is one of my favorite oils; I am fascinated by the attention Western science is giving this precious gift, and I think it would be valuable to share this discussion with everyone.
Much has been taught and discussed by Gary about frankincense over the years. He is continually learning new things, both about the history and the chemistry of frankincense. Gary and the Young Living scientists are continually running new tests on various frankincense species. He is learning there are various benefits depending on the type of species used and will share much of his findings at 2010 International Grand Convention.
Scientific analysis on frankincense is only part of the work Gary is doing. He is personally traveling countries like Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere to discover the heritage of this ancient oil. (Even I as write, Gary is in the Middle East.) In fact, Gary recently built a Young Living distillery in one of these countries. Having a Young Living distillery in the Middle East guarantees no shortcuts are being taken on the quality of the frankincense resin received through the distilling process. In fact, Gary even hand picked the specific frankincense trees to source from!
No other company in the world can claim to be so intimately involved in their frankincense product. It’s true, using the right frankincense species for your needs is important. What’s more important is the confidence and the credibility you have when using and sharing Young Living frankincense. From “Seed to Seal,” you know that Young Living’s expertise begins at the source and extends to the final product.
Join us at International Grand Convention in June to learn more about Gary’s incredible frankincense research and discoveries!
Product Manager, Essential Oils