[Herbalism, botany and components analysis study on original plants of frankincense]

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2011 Jan;36(2):112-6.
[Article in Chinese]


In order to clarify original plants of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) frankincense, a GC method for determination essential oils and a HPLC method for determination boswellic acids were carried out together with analysis of herbalism, botany, components and pharmacology papers of frankincense. It was concluded that original plants of TCM frankincense include at least Boswellia sacra, B. papyrifera and B. serrata.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Boswellia / chemistry*
  • Boswellia / classification
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Herbal Medicine*
  • Plant Extracts / analysis*


  • Plant Extracts