Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil of the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man frankincense was valued more than gold and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. Researchers today have discovered that frankincense is high in sesquiterpenes, which help stimulate the limbic systems of the brain as well as the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, controlling release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone.
Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and focusing, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair.
Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin.
What are the benefits of frankincense essential oil?
Frankincense essential oil offer a variety of health benefits, it helps relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even potentially helping to fight cancer.
Can you ingest frankincense essential oil?
The effects and benefits of frankincense oil can be acquired by applying it topically, inhaling it using a diffuser or vaporizer or ingesting it in very small amounts…
You can also sprinkle a few drops on a clean cloth and inhale the scent or add it to your bathwater for a rejuvenating soak.
What is the use of frankincense and myrrh?
The frankincense and myrrh are derived from the gummy sap that oozes out of the Boswellia and Commiphora trees, respectively, when their bark is cut. The leaking resin is allowed to harden and scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets; it may then be used in its dried form or steamed to yield essential oils.