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Posted on November 25, 2011
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A remarkable specimen of the frankincense tree (Boswellia sp.) grips the edge of a rock on the island of Socotra. The aromatic resin of these trees is much sought after for the production of incense, perfume and pharmaceuticals. The boswellic acids contained in the resin show promise as a treatment for asthma and other inflammatory conditions. | +