A prized possession in the ancient world, Frankincense and Myrrh have been the epicenter of ritual and temple offerings for thousands of years.
You may have heard of the Three Wise Men who followed the North Star and brought the gifts of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold to baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Have you ever wondered what these gifts were used for?
These offerings were considered the most sacred and holy plants in all the land during ancient times.
Frankincense and Myrrh have been used as temple offerings in ceremonies and rituals for thousands of years. Therefore, these highly regarded plants were said to be the essential source of energetic longevity because these resins contain powerful healing and cleansing properties.
“More interestingly, in traditional Chinese medicine, frankincense and myrrh have been combined as drug pairs in the same prescription for thousands of years, and their combination has a better therapeutic effect on diseases than a single drug.”
Frankincense and Myrrh have been combined for thousands of years to be used in pharmacological treatments of disease. Infused together, they create a more powerful healing effect than in single use.
In addition, Terpenoids are one of the main active ingredients of frankincense and myrrh, and their reactions significantly affect the pharmacological effects.
When blended together, these resins begin to change in their chemical composition, such as increasing or decreasing the main active ingredients, disappearance of native chemical compounds, and the emergence of new chemical components.
This synergistic combination provides powerful pharmacological effects associated with anti-inflammation, anticancer, analgesic, antibacterial, blood-activation, and so on.
Frankincense and Myrrh are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of chronic diseases.
Their common pharmacological effects are anti-inflammatory and anticancer.
Frankincense and Myrrh resins are mainly used to treat blood stasis, inflammation, swelling, and pain.
You can also use Frankincense or Myrrh as an alternative to commercial chewing gum. The resin tears have a similar consistency to regular chewing gum, and can be chewed for hours.
Chewing Frankincense or Myrrh resin helps to improve the strength and quality of the voice. It also holds powerful antiseptic properties which can help treat oral infections, bacteria, cavities, and inflammation.
Pictured: Frankincense on the Left and Myrrh on the Right
“The traditions of caretaking frankincense trees and harvesting their resin have played an important role in the life of nomadic desert tribes of North Africa for millennia.”
The milky liquid that exudes will harden into droplets or “tears” when exposed to air which are then easily collected.
Frankincense is a hard, gelatinous resin exuded from the trunk incisions of the frankincense tree, Boswellia carterii, and mainly sourced from Somalia, Ethiopia, and India.
Myrrh is an oily, gelatinous substance exuded from the bark of Commiphora myrrha and exists in areas, such as Somalia, Ethiopia, and the southern Arabian Peninsula.
The Frankincense and Myrrh blends that we use in our Kejiwa alchemy are wild crafted and sustainably sourced from the ecologically diverse tropical country of Ethiopia.