By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
Nowadays frankincense is pretty well known and used in aromatherapy, incense burning, cosmetics, and perfumes. However, there are many other uses for frankincense, and ancient civilizations have long treasured the healing secrets of frankincense and for a good reason too! Many are familiar with the Wise Men or Magi gifting frankincense in the Gospels of the Bible. Science and medicine are studying and recognizing the many health benefits of frankincense. Here are some ancient healing secrets that you may not have been aware of!
Want to give your immune system a boost or just want to ward off illness? Frankincense is to the rescue! Since frankincense has immune boosting abilities, there have been studies that indicate the destruction of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, if you want to stay clear of a cold or flu either around the house or office, make sure to have plenty of this essential oil, and you will not need chemical cleaners.
Digestive Health can be supported with the use of frankincense oil due to its detoxing abilities. For those who suffer from constipation, frankincense essential oil will help to produce a bowel movement. It also helps to reduce stomach aches and cramps, relief PMS cramps by speeding up the secretion of digestive enzymes.
Anti-Aging and Skin Care
Anti-Aging, skin care and beauty treatments are all the rage right now! Everybody wants to look as young and healthy as he or she can. Want to eliminate, reverse or even reduce sun spots, micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks and saggy skin? Frankincense will help because it supports regeneration of healthy skin cells while tightening and toning at the same time! Furthermore, because it contains a property called Cicatrisant, it helps scars, acne, boils, stretch marks fade away quickly.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress and Anxiety can be significantly reduced by using frankincense oil because it induces a feeling of relaxation and mental tranquility by opening up the air ways and reducing blood pressure. By promoting deep breathing anger, stress and anxiety seem to disappear, and there are no known adverse side effects, unlike with anti-depressants.
Inflammation can be a real pain but did you know that frankincense can inhibit certain inflammatory molecules that link to painful conditions that affect muscle, joints, and tendons? It truly does have ancient healing secrets!
Although there are no known ill side effects, frankincense is not recommended for use by pregnant women.
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