Oil derived from shallaki can be used as massaging oil.

It has been shown to improve:

  • Digestive health
  • Bone health
  • Dysentery
  • Wounds
  • Improving memory

How to grow this plant at home?

In early spring, soak the flat brown seeds overnight in a mix of 9 parts water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide to kill fungi and stimulate germination. After finding a pot with drainage holes, fill it with a damp mix of 1 part seed-starting mix and 1 part sand. Drain the seeds and sow them while they are still damp on the surface of the mix and cover them with a light sprinkling of damp sand.

Top the pot with plastic wrap to preserve its moisture and humidity and set it on a heated germination mat to keep the temperature of the mix above 77 degrees Fahrenheit, preferably between 90 and 95 degrees F. The seeds should begin to sprout within one week to three months.


  1. Frankincense Ice Cream


2 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

10-15 drops 100% pure frankincense oil, available at health food stores*

1 cup sugar, divided in half

3 egg yolks


First, whip three golden balls of sunshine with a 1/2 cup of sugar

You want the mixture to become thick and soft yellow.

Meanwhile, heat up the milk, cream and remaining sugar in a medium pot.  Slide off the stove right before it reaches a bubble and whisk the hot liquid a little at a time into your egg mixture.

Return to medium-low heat and cook until thickened and the velvety mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Whisk in the frankincense drops to taste and strain. Tip: the oil will want to separate so move quickly to incorporate it (as though you’re making salad dressing). Chill the mixture in an ice bath or overnight in the refrigerator.