Robert Tisserands New Boswellic Acids Article--are they found in frankincense essential oil?
Robert Tisserand is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy with over 40 years of experience. He is a speaker, educator, author, and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. He might be best-known for his books The Art of Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Safety, which sets industry standards for the safe use of essential oils.
So this article is on the Tisserand Institute's website blog, and you can access it here.
The article on the question of boswellic acids existing in Frankincense essential oil is one we're thrilled to see, as there is so much confusion on this topic and we field questions daily on the effectiveness of frankincense oil on various cancers, it seems breast cancer in particular. And there seems to be a strong bent to assume it's the boswellic acids that give this supposed cancer fighting property. We disagree with the idea that frankincense is a reasonable alternative to allopathic cancer treatments and if you are interested, you can read our post about it here
If you are interested in Boswellic acids, they are present in our milled powder from spent biomass, and also our frankincense concentrate. But they are not present in the essential oil. We test everything, and in these cases, we tested specifically for the presence of boswellic acids.
We understand there are a lot of people who have been told that such and such a company offers frankincense essential oil containing boswellic acids. I get these questions and queries a lot and sometimes people even want to argue it. Have a look at this article and see what you think.
Frankincense is a glorious, beautiful essential oil, and it has plenty of applications, from skin care to meditation, and breathwork and beyond. You can read some suggestions here. Frankincense can stand alone on its merits, fragrance and beautiful vibration.
If you love essential oils and want to learn more about them and their uses, then have a look at the courses offered by the Tisserand Institute.