Healthful Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense, also known as olibanum, derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree has a broad range of uses, from spiritual and meditative to health and beauty. Frankincense boasts an earthy, woody aroma that is uplifting. It can be diffused and inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Olibanum has been used for thousands of years for its therapeutic and healing properties as part of aromatherapy. More importantly, it offers a plethora of health benefits such as reducing pain and inflammation, reducing asthma and better oral health. It could potentially help fight against certain types of cancers too.
Reduce Hair Fall
Frankincense essential oil is known for its ability to promote blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles which in result helps in promoting hair growth. It is excellent at promoting a healthy scalp and moisturising existing hair follicles to prevent hair loss, split ends, thinning of hair and tangles. Create your own hair care concoction using two to three drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to 5ml or one teaspoon of organic virgin coconut oil and massage into your scalp.
There has been some research that has suggested that frankincense oil may contain some anticancer effects, although there isn’t sufficient evidence to support this. Studies indicate that the main agent in frankincense oil, which is boswellic acids, contain properties that might prevent cancer cells from spreading. A research review noted that boswellic acids may also prevent the formation of DNA in cancerous cells, which could help inhibit cancer growth. Test tube studies carried out thus far suggest that frankincense may fight breast, prostate, pancreatic, skin, and colon cancer while reducing the side effects of cancer treatments. To reduce the spreading of skin or breast tumours, add four to six drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to 10ml or two teaspoons of organic virgin coconut oil and apply topically.
Relieve Cough, Phlegm and Asthma
Frankincense pure essential oil has traditionally been valued for its effect on the respiratory system. It helps with asthma, bronchitis and extreme coughing. It helps dissolve mucus deposits within the respiratory tract and sinuses which results in less congestion. Mix in five to 10 drops of Frankincense pure essential oil with water in a diffuser to create a calming and helpful mist.
Keep bad breath at bay and improves oral health
Frankincense may be just the solution you have been looking for to help rid you of bad breath. The boswellic acid in the oil possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which makes it a natural solution to fighting the bacteria in the mouth that can cause oral issues while supporting healthy gums. In one test-tube study, frankincense extract was found effective against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans — a bacteria that causes aggressive gum disease. In another very small study, participants who chewed on frankincense-infused gum for 5 hours saliva samples indicated reduced numbers of microbes each hour. The authors of the study suggested that frankincense decreased sources of infection in the mouth. Try this for yourself by adding two drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to one cup of water ratio and gargle like a mouthwash. Do not swallow.
Relieve haemorrhoid inflammation
Haemorrhoids are a pain in the behind and we mean that quite literally. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years to help ease inflammation and pain. It’s also highly effective at killing bacteria that lead to infection, which is an added bonus for inflammed haemorrhoids. Should you be suffering from the discomfort of the above condition, mix 2-3 drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to 5ml or one teaspoon of organic virgin coconut oil and apply topically on the haemorrhoids to reduce inflammation.
Frankincense oil is a natural astringent, which means that it’s able to promote healing of scars and target skin issues like wrinkles, acne and wounds. Due to its ability to suppress the levels of collagen III and inflammation, Frankincense has been known for rejuvenating damaged skin as a healing oil. In contrast to other types of collagens, collagen III has been associated with inflammation and the development of scar tissues. To reap its benefits, add 4-6 drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to 10ml or two teaspoons of organic virgin coconut oil and apply on your face, neck and body.
Agent of anti-ageing
Frankincense oil promotes regeneration of healthy skin cells, keeps existing cells and tissues healthy as well as strong anti-inflammatory properties. This basically means that it’s a good agent to slow down the appearance of wrinkles, lines and other signs of ageing. Merely add 1-2 drops of Frankincense pure essential oil to your skin moisturiser.