In traditional medicine, frankincense oil was long used to relieve numerous health problems. Its use dates back to Biblical times and it is well-known for its anti-cancer, antiseptic, and expectorant characteristics. It is also rich in boswellic acids that are capable of relieving inflammation and can help with a long list of health problems. Hence, today’s article will be focused on presenting its 5 most amazing healing properties. Continue reading the article to check them out…
5 Amazing Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil
- Relieves pain due to arthritis
The anti-inflammatory power of frankincense oil can impede the production of inflammatory molecules which happens in patients who have arthritis. It can also protect from cartilage tissue breakdown. This is very beneficial if we take into account that over-the-counter NSAIDS have serious side effects, including joint damage and higher risk of heart failure and gastrointestinal damage. To relieve your arthritis symptoms, massage the affected areas with 2 to 3 drops of the oil. You can also soak in warm bath water mixed with 10 drops of the oil for relief. Remember; always dilute the oil prior to usage with carrier oil.
2. Good for the respiratory system
Frankincense oil is often incorporated into massages, baths, and steam inhalations to help with respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, and cough.
3. Fights off cancer and alleviates side effects of chemo
This oil has the capacity to destroy colon, prostate, breast, pancreatic, brain, and stomach cancer. It does this by activating genes that lead to cell cycle arrest, suppression of the growth of the cancer cells, and apoptosis or cell death. And, unlike chemotherapy, this oil can make a difference between the good and the bad cells and it will not harm the good ones.
4. Betters the oral hygiene
Feel free to add a couple of drops of this oil to your toothpaste or rub it onto the gums to avert oral health problems, including infections, tooth decay, bad breath, and cavities. Moreover, because of its strong anti-inflammatory power, it can also help with gingivitis, an illness manifested by swollen, irritated, and red gums.
5. Reduce gastrointestinal discomfort
Did you know that this oil can help you fight off digestive problems like constipation, IBS, gas, etc.? And, it can be of aid for the treatment of ulcerative colitis too. In one study, patients with cancer who consumed 350 ml of the oil, three times per day for a period of 6 weeks led to 80 percent of patients going in remission.
Before heading out, do not miss out the videoS shown below if you want to learn a bit more about this amazing oil: