Did you know there are many potential health benefits of Frankincense oil? From biblical times it was highly prized and given as gifts.
Frankincense is the King of the essential oils! In ancient times, Frankincense was used during religious ceremonies. Today it is used for salves, for soothing skin, perfume and more! The perfume or aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of wellness.
5 Health Benefits of Frankincense Oil
1. Improves Inflammation:
Frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 1.
Frankincense oil not only reduces overall inflammation, but it can also help with the breakdown of cartilage issue, reducing the severity of it.
When you are using Frankincense essential oil for arthritis, applying it directly to the skin is usually the better option. As with other oils on your skin, just make sure it includes a carrier oil. However, if adding it to a bath, it is okay to skip the carrier oil.
2. Improves Abdominal Function
Web MD states that “Indian Frankincense is used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), bursitis, and tendonitis. Other uses include ulcerative colitis and abdominal pain.” 4
3. Improves Respiratory Function
Traditional medicine uses Frankincense to treat bronchitis and asthma. Research suggests that the compounds in Frankincense may prevent the production of leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause bronchial muscles to constrict during asthma. 5, 6
4. Improves Specific Cancers
The Boswellic acids Frankincense contains may help cancer cells from spreading! Isn’t that wonderful news? So far, test-tube studies suggest that Frankincense may fight breast, prostate, pancreatic, skin and colon cancer cells. 7, 8, 9
Web Md states “there is early evidence that suggests Indian Frankincense might benefit people with brain tumors. In one study, taking 4200 mg of Indian frankincense daily reduced tumor size.”
5. Improves Stress
Feeling stressed? Frankincense can help with that too! The chemical components of Frankincense which make the powerful fragrance helps to dispel negative feelings—like stress. Are you feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood? Just apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet and begin to feel your stress evaporate.
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