Fascinating Facts About Frankincense Oil
Crowned as the king of essential oils, frankincense, also known as olibanum, is a powerful resin that is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin, promote cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when ingested. It typically grows in the dry, mountainous regions of India, Africa and the Middle East, hence its woody, spicy smell. It is an essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy and has been utilised for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine.
We present you with five science-backed benefits of frankincense oil:
Reduce the Symptoms of Arthritis
Emitting anti-inflammatory effects, researchers believe that frankincense oil is associated with preventing the release of leukotrienes, which are compounds that can cause inflammation. Frankincense extracts may also help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Improves Gut Flora and Function
Besides arthritis, frankincense’s anti-inflammatory properties can improve your gut flora and its function. To be specific, this resin is effective at reducing symptoms of two inflammatory gut diseases - Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. According to a study with subjects experiencing Crohn’s disease, frankincense is particularly effective in diminishing its symptoms as effectively as mesalazine (a pharmaceutical drug).
Keeps Asthma at Bay
The use of frankincense goes back centuries, primarily used in traditional medicine to treat bronchitis and asthma. When looked into by scientists, results revealed that by preventing the production of leukotrienes, the bronchial muscles ceases to constrict in asthma. For example, in a small study held with asthma patients, 70 percent of the participants reported an improvement in their symptoms after being administered with 300 mg of frankincense three times daily, for six weeks.
Maintains Oral Health
Bad breath is very unpleasant, for yourself and others. The complex properties of frankincense, including boswellic acid, can prevent bad breath, toothaches, cavities and mouth sores. Evidently, a test-tube study that explored frankincense extract revealed that it’s effective against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, an unruly bacteria notorious for causing aggressive gum disease.
Fights Against Certain Cancers
It’s quite astounding what this little elixir can do, which includes fighting certain cancers. A review of test-tube studies have revealed that boswellic acids contained in this oil may very well prevent the formation of DNA in cancerous cells and limit it from unfurling to the rest of the body. What’s more fascinating and hopeful is that frankincense oil, according to other test-tube research notes that it may be able distinguish cancer cells from normal ones, killing only the cancerous cells.
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