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.
Frankincense oil has triggered a revolution in the world of natural healing, and researchers have confirmed its incredible effect on overall health. This oil can help you relieve the symptoms of numerous ailments. You didn’t think you would ever use the same remedy for your headache and anxiety, right? Well, that’s what makes frankincense oil so special in terms of natural treating.
Here’s what Dr. Josh Axe, DMN, CNS, said of this oil.
Dr. Josh Axe, DMN, CNS, explained that Frankincense oil comes from the genus Boswellia and is obtained from the resin of Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that grow in Somalia and Pakistan. This tree doesn’t need much soil and grows well in dry and desolate conditions.
Boswellia serrata is native to India. It releases strong compounds with great anti-inflammatory and anticancer potential.
Researchers have found that several Boswellia tree extracts are more beneficial than the others. They contained terpenes and boswellic acids, known for their anti-inflammatory and protective effect.
The term “frankincense” has derived from “franc encens,” meaning quality incense in old French. Frankincense is related to many religions in the world, and is a staple in Christianity as it was the first gift Jesus Christ received from the wise men.
Frankincense oil contains Myrcene, Phellandrene, Farnesol, Borneol, Pinene, and Limonene, which gives this oil strong anticancer, antifungal and soothing properties.
AromaWeb reports that there are several species of Frankincense, and they provide similar therapeutic and aromatic effect. Frankincense essential oil is used for for spiritual purposes, and it also has perfumery and incense application. The oil is also great when used as expectorant, and people sometimes add it to respiratory and cough formulas. It’s a treatment involving vapors from frankincense resin. It has sweet, clean and fresh smell when compared to 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?
Dr. Axe explains that we should avoid oils labeled as “fragrance oil” or “perfume oil” as they are synthetic and don’t provide great health effect. Buy oils labeled as “pure essential oil” or “100% essential oil.” That’s the only way to get high-quality oil.
For optimal results, use oils that pack the best of all Boswellia trees.