Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia tree. This essential oil is collected from the resin using a process called steam distillation. The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. It has emotional and spiritual affect, the high vibrational aroma of frankincense essential oil is commonly used in prayer and meditation.
Frankincense oil has a wide array of health benefits. It has antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine and expectorant properties and treats any health condition.
Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is useful in lowering levels of anxiety or chronic stress that can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger and stress.
Just a drop or two of oil on your temples can help to melt away stress. Rub a little oil between the palms of your hand and take a deep breath to promote calmness.
Research conducted by the University of Leicester in the U.K. has found that frankincense oil cure cancer. Its compound AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) has ability to target cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer patients. AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells.
Put 1-2 drops of Frankincense in your hand and then rub your index finger in the oil and rub it onto each of your temple. It can provide greater clarity to your vision and bring everything into greater focus.
Strong immune system
The antiseptic properties of Frankincense make it ideal for supporting a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet every day.
Apply a few drops to the back of the neck and especially around the brain stem two or more times daily.
Protect our mouth
Mix a bit of Frankincense oil with baking soda for an all-natural toothpaste. The antiseptic properties help prevent cavities and bad breath.
It calms coughs as well as removes phlegm deposited within the respiratory tracts and also the lungs. Frankincense essential oil offers rest from bronchitis as well as blockage of nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and also lungs.