Frankincense oil, also called “Frank”, is the king of all oils which has been shown to own lots of health benefits for health. From curing many health ailments to treating various skin problems, this calming and relaxing oil has been popular used since ancient times and it has many science-proven benefits:
Research at Virginia Tech found that frankincense oil may be useful in treating malignant melanoma. (1)
Another research suggests frankincense oil has positive effect on treating bladder cancer. (2)
A study showed frankincense oil also has efficacy in treating osteoarthritis of the knee. (3)
Further study showed that frankincense oil is able to relieve depression in mice. (4)
Different Uses of Frankincense Oil For Health, Beauty and Healing
1. Healing wounds
Frankincense oil an be applied on wounds and scars without any side effects, it will speed up the healing process and prevent them from developing infections. This is due to its strong antiseptic and disinfectant properties. The combination of frankincense oil with lavender oil works amazing for healing wounds and burns.
2. Relieves nasal congestion
It’s an unpleasant feeling when suffering from nasal congestion that caused by the colds. A simple remedy by sprinkling a few drops of frankincense oil on a handkerchief and inhaled regularly can relieve the symptoms.
3. A good choice for aromatherapy
Frankincense oil can relieve many conditions such as fatigue, anxiety and hysteria when used as aromatherapy. After a whole day work, put a few drops of it in warm water to have a bathing, you will feel relaxed.
4. Improve sleep quality
Diffuse frankincense oil before you go to sleep will prevent insomnia and give you a good night sleep. As it helps you relieve nervous tension and slow down you breathing thus promoting sleep.
5. A great treatment for inflammatory skin conditions
Add a few drops of frankincense oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil makes a good treatment for several skin problems, including acne and pimples. This remedy also works to minimize wrinkles and makes skin looks youthful.
6. It improves circulation
Simply add a few drops of frankincense oil to a carrier oil, apply it on the affected areas and massage gently for some minutes, do this twice a day to improve circulation.
7. It’s a good immune system booster
Frankincense oil boosts a strong immune system due to its antiseptic properties, massage a few drops to the bottom of your feet everyday, you will feel the differences especially during cold and flu season.
8. Make your own natural healthy toothpaste with it
Mix a few drops of frankincense oil with baking soda and coconut oil makes a natural toothpaste. This remedy works effectively to against several oral health problems and infections. You will own whiter teeth and say byebye to bad breath by using this toothpaste regularly.
9. To relieve the symptoms from insect bites
Massage a single drop of frankincense oil on the insect bite will relieve the itching and reduce the swelling. It will provide an immediate relief.
10. It works well to relieve the symptoms of gout
Mix 50/50 with coconut oil or other carrier oils, it’s believed that the mixture has ability to relieve the painful symptoms of gout. Apply it on the affected areas and the pain will be gone within 3-4 days.
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