The traditional Christmas story tells us that the three wise men gave baby Jesus gifts of gold, crankiness and myrrh. Some believe that the wise men were bringing gifts of extravagance while others believe that they were bringing essential oils that could also be used as medicine.(1)
Frankincense is made from the dried sap of Boswellia genus trees. The trees grow in Oman,Yemen, Somalia, and Ethiopia. When dried the sap can be burned as incense. The sap is produced after the tree is wounded and the milky sap leeches out from the hold. The first sap is left to cleanse the wood of impurities. The hole is then enlarged to allow additional sap to poor our and dry. Two weeks later this dried sap is collected. (2)
Frankincense has been used for over 5,000 years to support immune health, fight infections, increase spiritual awareness and it’s ability to kill cancer!
For over 5,000 years Frankincense has been used to support the immune system, fight infections, and cure diseases. Today people utilize frankincense oil to help reduce inflammation, improve anxiety, health skin and reduce acne, spiritual awareness and most importantly it is used for its cancer-killing properties. (1)
In 2015 it was estimated that 1,658,370 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the United States, leaving 589,430 people’s families grieving their losses. (3) As conventional cancer treatment methods fail many people desire to either pair holistic treatment method with conventional methods or to bypass the side effects of conventional treatment and try more natural methods.
Frankincense made headlines following a press release from University of Leicester in the UK. The University announced that frankincense was an effective treatment for cancer. The researchers found that frankincense had the ability to target cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer. (1)
Research found that frankincense was effective in killing late-stage ovarian cancer cells!
Research from University of Leicester also suggested that frankincense could also be a potential treatment for brain, breast, colon, pancreatic, prostate and stomach cancers. (1)
Researchers from Baylor University Medical Center report that frankincense oil is effective in killing cancer due to it’s ability to influence genes and promote healing! Cancer scientists from Baylor reported that the potency of frankincense make it good effective for both cancer prevention and treatment!(1)
Many people utilize frankincense oil without negative side effects. People who have used frankincense for natural cancer care actually experience a doubt benefit from he oil. For many cancer patients who chose convention treatment, the side effects of the drugs are damaging. Those who suffer from brain cancer often experience cerebral swelling following radiation. (1)
Daily use of frankincense oil reduced brain swelling associated with brain cancer by 75 percent!
A 2011 study found that 60 percent of brain cancer patients experienced a 75 percent reduction in cerebral swelling after being treated with 4,200 mg/day of frankincense. (1)
Remember, you don’t have to wait until you are sick to use frankincense. Implementing it into your daily routine can help prevent disease or even help manage or treat bronchial asthma, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and colitis.(1)
You can either apply frankincense to your skin or use it in your diffuser to help treat respiratory conditions. If purchasing an approved grade oil for consumption, you can place a few drops under your tongue or in a capsule. (1)