Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists as a vermifuge which means it will expel intestinal parasites.
It can stimulate the stomach improving a sluggish digestion.
Useful with persistent diarrhoea and nausea.
The Ancient Egyptians used the oil for combatting excess bile which is utilising its digestive qualities.
Used as a temple incense as it would also cleanse and purify the air. In biblical times, it was more valuable than gold.
In 15th Century, it was blended with Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemon oils and called the Four Thieves Blend to be used by grave robbers to protect them against the plague.