In India, this plant has been used for more than three thousand years to treat inflammatory and neurological complaints. The leaves of the frankincense tree are serrated and the greyish-green bark of the plant peels off the branches in papery strips.
Plant it in sandy soil in a sunny spot, not requiring frequent fertilisation and little watering.
Difficult to propagate, you can try cuttings in summer.
We use the resin of this plant. Resin can be obtained by cutting the bark from the end of October to the end of April. The sap that flows out solidifies in the air into reddish-yellowish or brownish balls.
In addition to essential oils and tanning agents, the resin of the plant contains, above all, the medicinally effective boswellic acids. The highly anti-inflammatory incense resin can be consumed in the form of pellets in cases of inflammation of the respiratory tract, gout and rheumatism.