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What is frankincense it sounds like it came from Frankenstein

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2009


    That should explain it.. I think,lol

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:56 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Frank incense. It is a scent. You know, incense.

    Answer by Marwill at 12:57 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • its a gum from a tree used for in perfumes

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Yes its a yellow gum from a tree, that if you burn it on charcoal gives off a sweet smell.

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 1:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Proper name: Boswellia Carterii
    Folk Names: Incense, Oilbans, Oilbanium, Oilbanus
    Gender: Masculine
    Planet: Sun
    Element: Fire
    Deities: Ra, Baal
    Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Medicinal Uses: A tree resin from southern Arabia, according to Pliny it is an antidote for
    hemlock poisoning. Avicenna advocated it's use for tumors, fevers, vomiting, and
    dysentery. Chinese herbalists use it in powder form and in teas for rheumatism and
    menstrual pain. And externally as a wash for sores and bruises. The dose is three to six
    grains in a glass of wine; or twenty drops of the tincture. Frankencense is highly
    antiseptic and the scent is said to calm and clear the mind.
    Magical Uses: Sacred to the Sun God Ra, frankincense is burned in rites of exorcism,
    purification and protection. It is said to accelerate spiritual growth. Rosemary may be
    used as a substitute.

    Answer by sugahmamma at 4:53 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Hello...Frankincense also called olibanum is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia. It is used in incense as well as in perfumes.

    Answer by heavenschild99 at 5:42 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Like the others say, it's generally incense.

    If you listen to "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" you'll hear what they say about Frankencense..."a diety nigh" recognizing Jesus as both human and divine. (referring to the last verse where they talk about myrr).

    Answer by MamaBee07 at 12:52 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

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