The resin collected from B. serrata has a high concentration of triterpene molecules, which are known to inhibit the multiplication of cancerous cells through apoptosis. However, steam distillation is not sufficient to extract these compounds because they are non-volatile and too large. Consequently, some extractors use CO2 distillation instead.
Odor and Appearance :When fresh, frankincense essential oil is light yellow, with a mildly sweet, woody, spicy and citrusy aroma.
Country of Origin: India
Botanical Name: Boswellia Serrata