Synonyms: Olibanum; Ru Xiang.
Cyrillic synonym: Ладан.

Chemical information

CAS — 8016-36-2 (frankincense oil).
NOTE. Distinguish from Indian Frankincense, below.


Frankincense is the aromatic gum resin of Boswellia sacra (B. carteri) (Burseraceae) or other species of Boswellia. It is used in incense and as a fumigant. Frankincense (ru xiang) is also used in Chinese medicine. Frankincense oil is used in aromatherapy.
Published May 08, 2019.