Frankincense and Myrrh have a rich history outside of the biblical account of being gifts from the three wise men or the reward of the powerful Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut. Though their origins are marked in ancient history, the benefits remain just as potent today. Frank and Myrrh are both resins extracted from trees in the Burseraceae family, also known as the torchwood or incense family. Frankincense comes from the dried sap of Boswellia trees, while Myrrh comes from the lifeblood of the Commiphorya, both found in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Extracting the sap is a tenuous dance—you must injure the tree without killing it. If done properly, the wound will stimulate a process called "gummosis," and the resulting botanical ooze produces a sweet, wood, earthy aroma which has been touted to reduce inflammation, anxiety and soothe colds and coughs.
Frank & Myrrh