Over the years frankincense has been used to help support the healing of autoimmune disorders including skin conditions, digestive disorders like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma. Given that many studies had already proven the ability of frankincense to influence genes to promote healing, recent research has taken that a step further to determine the cancer-preventive and cancer-killing properties of this amazing substance.
A study by the University of Leicester in the UK determined that it is a compound found in frankincense, AKBA, that actually targets and kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone and unharmed. Based on this exciting finding, there are all sorts of research trials on this subject popping up in mainstream medicine in an attempt to link AKBA as a potential treatment for cancers including brain, breast, lung, colon, pancreatic, prostate and stomach.
Here are just a few of Study findings:
Frankincense oil (Boswellia carteri) induces bladder tumor cell death, while the oil derived from Boswellia sacra induces breast cancer cell death, without harming healthy cells.
Sacred Frankincense oil (Boswellia sacra) inhibits the faulty signaling and cell cycle regulation that is thought to cause the development of cancer in the first place.
Sacred Frankincense oil (Boswellia sacra) makes it difficult for cancer cells to form networks and disrupts disrupts cancer cell development, potentially making it effective as a defense against advanced cancers as well as for cancer prevention.
7 Other Health Benefits Of Frankincense oil
Diffuse through the room, or place on a shirt collar or pillow. Massage into the feet and toes or use in a full body massage, and massage on the back of the neck daily.
Massage frankincense essential oil into the joints and diffuse or inhale through steam daily. Consider layering with something like White Fir.
Inhale directly or through steam or diffusion. Massage into the chest and throat and over the balls and arches of the feet.
Add a drop to steaming water, place a towel over your head and inhale until the steam stops. Also massage into the chest and balls of the feet. Consider a respiratory blend too.
Add a drop to steaming water, place a towel over your head, and inhale until the steam stops. Massage into the pads of feet and the toes.
Immune System Support
Great during cold and flu season. Diffuse throughout the home and massage 1-2 drops into the feet daily, as needed.
Massage frankincense essential oil into the inflicted area, being careful to move toward the heart. For general inflammation, massage into the soles of the feet or consider a drop under the tongue.
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