Have you ever used frankincense oil? If by any chance you did not know it, frankincense oil is the King of Oils, thanks to its brilliant health properties.
Here’s what Dr. Josh Axe, DMN, CNS, said of this oil.
“Frankincense oil is from the genus Boswellia and sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that’s commonly grown in Somalia and regions of Pakistan. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.
Boswellia serrata is a tree native to India that produces special compounds that have been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, and potentially anti-cancer, effects.
Among the valuable Boswellia tree extracts that researchers have identified, several stand out as being most beneficial, including terpenes and boswellic acids, which are strongly anti-inflammatory and protective over healthy cells.”
“The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. Frankincense has been associated with many different religions over the years, especially the Christian religion, as it was one of the first gifts given to Jesus by the wise men.”
Frankincense oil contains Myrcene, Phellandrene, Farnesol, Borneol, Pinene, and Limonene, which gives this oil strong anticancer, antifungal and soothing properties.
“There are several species of Frankincense, and very generalistically, they all share similar therapeutic and aromatic properties. Frankincense essential oil is used most often for spiritual, perfumery and incense /room fragrancing applications, but is useful as an expectorant and sometimes is used in respiratory and cough formulations. It is steam distilled from frankincense resin. It smells sweeter, cleaner and fresher than the resin.”
The aroma of this oil is often used in spiritual and healing therapies across the world. It soothes, calms and settles the body and mind. It’s not sedating, and has a woody and earthy scent with a sweet note.
Here are some more uses of this great oil:
Massage a few drops on the balls of your feet every day to boost your immunity.
- Moles, skin tags, and warts
Apply a drop of the oil on affected skin areas three times a day.
- Stress and anxiety
Frankincense oil is packed with chemicals known for their stress-relieving properties. It is also great in the treatment of anxiety, anger, sadness and adds positivity to your life.
- Headache and migraine
This oil has strong anti-inflammatory effect that helps in releving migraines and headaches.
- Congestion and coughing
Frankincense oil aids in treating respiratory issues, including coughs and asthma. Add some hot water to a bowl, and add six drops of the oil. Lean over it, and cover your head with a towel. Inhale the vapors to relieve your congestion and loosen the mucus.
- Joint pain and swelling
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect, frankincense oil relieves muscle and joint pain. It also stimulates blood circulation.
Massage a drop of the oil on your skin in the morning and before going to bed.
- Neurological help
The oil recuperates the cerebrum and carries oxygen to the brain. It i abundant in sesquoterpenes, and these boost the flow of oxygen in the brain by 28 percent.
A drop of the oil soothes itching.
- Cuts, scrapes, wounds and burns
First apply some lavender oil, and add Frankincense oil to soothe burns, cuts, and scrapes.
- Hormones and memory
Frankincense oil improves memory and balances hormones.
The powerful oil firms skin and erases wrinkles. Combine it with unscented oil (coconut oil) and apply it on the skin to stimulate the formation of new cells and boost the old ones.
Frankincense oil improves skin complexion and provides regrowth. It boosts the healing process and reduces scars. Combine it with coconut oil, and apply it on any affected skin areas.
Frankincense oil kills germs and bacteria, while cleansing the air in your room.
- Essential oil
Add a layer of the oil over other essential oils to provide better absorption and make them stronger.
Frankincense oil relaxes your body and mind and destroys the negativity.
Massage a couple of drops of the oil on your temples to improve your vision and focus.
- Oral health
The oil relieves plaque-induced gingivitis and eliminates bad breath.
Slow down your breathing and get rid of the tension and anxiety. Diffuse frankincense oil before going to bed to achieve that.
What’s the best oil you should look for?
“If you’re purchasing essential oils, avoid oils that say “fragrance oil” or “perfume oil” as these can be synthetic and don’t provide the desired health benefits. Instead, look for oils that say “pure essential oil” or “100% essential oil” for the highest quality essential oils.
I like to take advantage of the best frankincense oils, which should feature a combination of multiple varieties of oils from Boswellia trees,” Dr. Axe said.
Source: Healthy Food House