Frankincense oil offers huge health benefits

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(NaturalHealth365) Since ancient times this aromatic fragrance was used in many religious ceremonies and for special festive events. “The resin from the trunk of Boswella trees contains anti-inflammatory substances,” this quote comes from Professor Dr. Oliver Werz of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Gernabt) – the chair of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry.

The curative effect of frankincense

Frankincense has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda medicine and for the first time is being taken seriously by medical science. As part of a mutual project between the University Saarbrucken and a start up company, Professor Werz and his team examined the curative effect of frankincense.

The researchers were able to show what boswellic acids are responsible for the interference of the inflammation process. Frankincense is now identified as a one of a kind treatment for conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and atopic dermatitis. Studies also have also found anti-cancer properties along with the anti-inflammatory properties.

Nature’s answer for wound repair

The powder of the dried resin is a common ingredient of herbal pastes to treat wounds. A study from the Hebrew University in Israel, indicated an isolate from frankincense resin reduces neurological damage from injuries.

The resin has been used to support oral health for thousands of years in Middle Eastern areas. It is used to treat infections of the teeth and gums. This is understandable since frankincense oil is a good anti-septic and disinfectant; it eliminates germs just from the fumes alone. It can also be applied on wounds to protect them from tetanus and infection.

What makes Frankincense Oil so special

The astringent property of frankincense oil strengthens gums, hair roots, tones skin, and helps stop the bleeding from wounds and cuts. It is used to heal boils, acne and insect bites, and also helps fade the scares of acne, chicken pox, and boils. And, it can be used as an expectorate by breaking up phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and lungs, while giving relief from congestion associated with bronchitis.

For those interested in toning up all the systems in the body such as the respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous system – Frankincense oil is a good choice.

The sedative effects are well known, which is why it is considered a nervous system tonic.

External ways to use Frankenstein oil

To elevate your mood a few drops – as a perfume – works well. Frankincense is used in skin care products and is known for its ability to prevent and reduce wrinkles.

To stop itching skin apply a few drops of Frankincense to the affected area. Rub on sore joints to relieve pain from an injury or arthritis. For cuts and scrapes, apply one drop to clean and disinfect. To remove a wart apply topically to the area a couple times a day and have patience; it can take a few weeks to get the results you want.

For colds – it is used by infusing the room with the aroma; this seems to relive congestion. When it comes to using it internally – a healthcare provider can help. This is a very potent and strong oil and as such must be pure and the dosage has to be correct.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.


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  • Judith Casale

    Looking for a quality source of Frankincense oil.

  • kathy

    thank you for the information on frankincense oils

    i would like to make a comment or suggestion on the innercircle great idea im a health care professional and
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    blessing for all you do


  • Sandy

    I was finally able to give up the glucosamine/chondroitin supplement for my knees when I began taking a Boswellia extract supplement.

    It is wonderful and my knees no longer bother me.

  • Dotty

    Hi Judith
    The only place I’d buy frankincense from that I know I could trust is from Nadine Artemis in Canada. Check out her site here:

    She has other amazing products if you want to check out her face creams etc. They are the best of the best in my opinion.

    Happy regards

  • Fran

    Young Living makes the best oils I’ve come across. They have Frankincense and their Vetiver can’t be matched. Outstanding quality and depth.

  • ELsie

    I get my Frankincense from Young Living, and it works really well, whatever ails.

  • Dawn

    Young Living! They have two Frankincense oils that are amazing! Please contact me with any questions on the differences.

  • ana

    check out Frankincense oil and other essential oils on doTerra website:

  • Kirby Love

    Can it be taken internally? How can I use it to tone up all the systems in my body such as the respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems?

  • Chad

    I have just begun to use frankincense oils and I have noticed a great positive effect on my mood.
    Thank you for the post

  • IREG

    Can it be taken internally? How can I use it to tone up all the systems in my body such as the respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems?
    Also, I have rheumatoid arthritis and want to know how this
    oil will work for my condition? Any info will be appreciated.
    I have a friend who is struggling with COPD really could use
    some help with this as well. Please email some answers!! TU

  • Jesse

    I stopped eating red meat and my joint pains went away ,know I’m trying different essensal oils , frankincense seams like a good one 🙂