Since ancient times, frankincense has been highly valued as a sacred incense and herbal medicine. It has been in continuous use for spiritual practice for over 5000 years. The Egyptian name for frankincense is translated as ‘that which makes god known.’ in ayurveda, frankincense is used for purifying and as an aid to meditation. It is said to deepen and slow the breathing and has a sattvic, or purifying effect on the
mind and nervous system.