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Essential Oil 101 - Frankincense

Essential Oil 101 from skin18 - Frankincense

Frankincense is one of the most popular Essential oils extracted as resin from Boswellia tree. Among the essential oil family, the popularity of Frankincense is less compared with Lavender or peppermint. However, it will be easier to recall the story of the birth of Jesus and the three wise men in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition, the impression of foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth bearing gifts of gold, Frankincense, and myrrh.  

The old substance

It is known as the old substance because it has been used for over 5000 years. The most significant use of Frankincense was on the religious premises that related to Jesus. Amongst the Abrahamic religions, Roman Catholic Churches are still burning Frankincense for the sacred rites. 

The Ayurvedic system

According to history, the Frankincense resin is also edible. There were references with a lot of traditional medicine recipes that include Frankincense as the main ingredient. The Ayurvedic (a pseudoscientific system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent) mentions the Frankincense many times in its Ayurvedic literature on its benefits and application. The Indian locals have been using the Frankincense in the Ayurvedic niche for centuries, and they call it "Dhoop" in India. They use dhoop mainly for healing wounds, improving the hormonal system, and repelling mosquitoes.

Most effective natural remedy for mental disorder

The practitioners and clinics often suggest Frankincense as the most effective natural remedy for mental problems, especially depression and anxiety. However, the benefits do not stop there. The doctors and health experts can see the future of Frankincense in overcoming skin cancer. When used topically, the Frankincense can eliminate some portions of cancer cells. Even though there is not yet any scientific evidence for the usage of medicine application, but the long history usage is proving the benefits of its aromatherapy.  

The Frankincense related products are prevalent for altering skin problems like burns, dry skin, redness, wrinkles, scars, wounds, etc. Many studies have shown that the Frankincense oil can help in severe conditions, including arthritis, depression, anxiety, and even cancer.

Many people have been relying on Frankincense because it offers a bunch of health benefits. In many rehab clinics, Frankincense is used as the primary treatment to help the patients relieve symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Incense Application

The Frankincense essential oil has used as the aids for natural healing, skin benefits, and aromatherapy. People usually mix it with the other oils to procure more enjoyable therapy. Diffusing Frankincense can alter some respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. You can also use the Frankincense in incense application.