Frankincense (Heaven’s Gift) — Chemistry, Biology, and Clinical Applications

  title={Frankincense (Heaven’s Gift) — Chemistry, Biology, and Clinical Applications},
  author={Farid A. Badria},
Frankincense, gold, and myrrh were the three gifts from the wise men (the Magi, or the three kings) brought from the East to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus Christ (Bible, Matthew 2:11) According to the Christian belief (Botros 2003). Nine compounds with immunostimulant and antiviral activity were isolated from the oleogum resin of frankincense (Boswellia carterii Birdwood). The frankincense essential oil (3%) found to contain monoterpenes (13.1 %), sesquiterpenes (1 %), and diterpenes… 

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