Explanation of the Mass that is left over from Distillation of 4 resins that were tested.
Frankincense Species Boswellia papyrifera, Boswellia serrata, Boswellia sacra, Boswellia carterii
dissertation by Michael Paul (A Qualitative and Quantitative
Approach by Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methodology )
Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany 2012
Explained to me by Hubert Marceau
(Most of the technical terms and writing in here are Hubert’s words and I had his full permission to use them)
I have recently distilled Frankincense Boswellia Carterri and was left with this beautiful mass as you see below. I wanted to learn what is left in this that can be used besides the essential oil and hydrosol that came out of the distillation.
We know that Boswellic Acid in these 4 resins does not go into the distillation because the molecules in the Ba are too heavy to pass through but what else stays back if any?
I went to Hubert Marceau because he is a known scientist and chemist and knows so much about essential oils for my explanation. It is too long an explanation to put in here so i made a pdf of it that you can download and read.