What is Frankincense

What is Frankincense

If you’ve never heard of it outside of the tale of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts to baby Jesus, don’t worry you’re not alone. Frankincense oil has been around for centuries and has only recently started gaining traction again in Western circles.

Frankincense is the hardened gum-like material (resin) that comes from cuts made in the trunk of the Boswellia Carteri Tree grown in African and Arabian regions, which is then used to make medicine to treat ailments such as:

• Address dry skin
• Fight the appearance of stretch marks and wrinkles
• Speed up healing of cuts, acne, burns, rashes, sores
• Strengthen hair roots

Frankincense is an ancient oil which has been extensively used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine since 500 BC and thanks to its cytophylactic properties, it stimulates cell regeneration and protects older cells from free radical damage.

Known as the king of essential oils, in ancient times frankincense was considered to be one of the most valuable commodities. For this reason, pure frankincense was often referred to as 'liquid gold' and was a highly prized commodity for trade and commerce.

Frankincense has also been said to help soothe and reduce inflammation and can prevent acne forming thanks to the boswellic acids it contains which are capable of killing bacteria associated with acne.

It also aids with nutrient absorption and strengthens your immune system, especially if you’re immunocompromised. Frankincense oil is also known to found to be useful with certain health conditions, such as:

• Arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
• Colds and respiratory disorders 
• Oral health problems
• Digestive disorders
• Uterine health

Lastly, frankincense oil is linked to cancer-fighting abilities. Researchers are looking into a component in the oil that may help inhibit cancer proliferation in the body.

Time to add it to your health and beauty routine?

Directions: Can be applied to the skin or 1-2 drops on the tongue to support healthy cellular function..

Disclaimer: The information on this post is for educational and reference purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare practitioner. None of the information herein should be construed as a claim for cure, treatment or prevention of any disease.

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