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Frankincense is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Frankincense

Frankincense in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Frankincense in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "if a person places his mouth over the patient's ear and repeat this verse three times, undoubtedly the patient wil arise immediately: Gaspar bears the myrrh, Melichor the frankincense…"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 178
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 178.
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Synonymns for Frankincense

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Frankincense

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Evidence or the Use of Frankincense in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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