Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Oil is derived from the genus of Boswellia and is obtained from Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata in the regions of Somalia, Pakistan and India.
These trees are very different from others as it can grow in harsh and tough conditions, with very little soil.
The word frankincense comes from the term “frankincense” 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.
1. HELPS IN REDUCING INFLAMMATION & PAIN
It reduces inflammation and pain by significantly preventing the breakdown of the cartilage tissue and has been shown to significantly reduce levels of dangerous and painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment option for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons.
2. IMPROVES IMMUNITY & REDUCES DISEASES
Frankincense has immune-enhancing abilities that may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses and even cancers. It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth or in our offices/homes. The antiseptic qualities of this oil may help prevent gingivitis, bad breadth, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections from occurring.
3. IMPROVES DIGESTION
Frankincense oil Speeds up the secretion of digestive enzymes, increases urination production and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and helps improves circulation, which is needed for proper digestive health. Thus it helps the digestive system to properly detox and produces bowel movements. Its helps in removing excess of water that may cause bloating.
4. MAY ENHANCE FERTILITY AND BALANCES HORMONES
Studies on animals have shown that frankincense oil can be used as a fertility-promoting agent, as it acts similar to asteroid due to its chemical structure. When frankincense oil was used on rats, it has shown to increase the fertility and no. of implantation, which shows it may be helping in increasing the sperm motility and density.
It has been used to help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and mood swings. Frankincense oil may also help with regulating estrogen production and may reduce the risk of tumour or cyst development in pre-menopausal women.
5. DESTROYS HARMFUL GERMS AND BACTERIA (ASTRINGENT)
Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the properties to eliminate cold, flu and viral germs from home, office and human body naturally, it has the potential to be used in place of chemical household cleaners. It has been found to be when used against pathogens.
6. ENHANCES MEMORY
Frankincense oil can help in improving memory and learning ability. Studies conducted on rats have shown that mother rats receiving frankincense oil therapy during pregnancy have shown to bear more intelligent offsprings with better learning abilities.
7. REDUCES ANXIETY, STRESS AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
Frankincense Oil balances heart rate and high blood pressure when inhaled. It has anti-anxiety and depression-reducing abilities. For example, in mice, burning Boswellia resin as incense had anti-depressive effects. “Incensole acetate, an incense component, elicits psychoactivity by activating TRPV3 channels in the brain.” This channel in the brain is implicated in the perception of warmth in the skin.
8. ANTI AGEING AND HEALS SKIN
Frankincense has the shown ability to improve skin and strengthen it. It helps skin improving tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It reduces signs and appearance of scars and acne and heals wounds. It may be beneficial in fading, stretch marks, wrinkles and healing dry or cracked skin. Studies suggest that the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like) structure of frankincense oil that contribute to its soothing effect on irritated skin.
9. ACTS AS A SLEEP AID
It reduces the level of anxiety and chronic stress that can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that helps in sleep.