Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is made from the resin of the Boswellia tree. It typically grows in the dry, mountainous regions of India, Africa and the Middle East. Frankincense has a woody, spicy smell and can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, steeped into a tea or taken as a supplement. Used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years, frankincense appears to offer certain health benefits, from improved arthritis and digestion to reduced asthma and better oral health. It may even help fight certain types of cancer.
Uses & Health Benefits:
- Frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Laboratory research on human cells indicates that frankincense essential oil may possess immune-stimulating and cancer-fighting properties that could aid in the protection against breast cancer.
- Frankincense’s anti-inflammatory properties may also help your gut function properly.
- Traditional medicine has used frankincense to treat bronchitis and asthma for centuries.
- Used since the first perfumes, frankincense develops in the heart of oriental accords to enhance woody notes. It adds a fresh facet to balsamic notes. Frankincense resinoid, less intensive than essential oil, creates a balsamic and fixing base for most of the notes used in perfumery.
- Frankincense oil to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections such as discoloration.
- It is used to relieve flatulence, stimulate the growth of new skin cells, and stimulate blood flow and circulation among other competencies.
- Frankincense works as an expectorant to clear the nasal passageway, promote the relief of congestion, and encourage easy breathing.
- It helps to disinfect and tighten the pores, thereby promoting the speedy healing of cuts, wounds, and scars.
- Store at safe and dry places.
- When applied to the skin: oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin in medicinal amounts.
- It can sometimes cause irritation, although this is uncommon.
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