Frankincense: An Ancient Oil

All the roads that lead to a more natural homeopathic living point towards essential oils. Word of essential oils and the benefits to using them are spreading like wildfire and the essential oil industry is exploding through a lot of businesses that people are choosing to work from home. People are falling in love with the positive effects the remedies of all the oils have and testimony after testimony floods the social networks along with the many advertisements to purchase them.

We love essentials oils in this family!

The oils are well worth their money but I’m so grateful my husband and I can indulge ourselves and create a healthier alternative at a fraction of the cost.

Frankincense

Frankincense is a resin taken from the oozing gummy sap of a Boswellia or Commiphora tree. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for various reasons and there’s a neat history that most people know dates back to one of the gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus; however, I have read a few articles that this essential oil and it’s healing remedies date back even further than this miraculous event. You can read about it on these couple of websites or research some more yourself if it intrigues you like it has me.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/question2831.htm

http://www.history.com/news/a-wise-mans-cure-frankincense-and-myrrh

http://www.mei.edu/sqcc/frankincense

The Many Uses

These findings are accredited to organicfacts.net

Antiseptic and disinfectant – it can be applied on wounds straight or you make a paste out of it or dilute it in jojoba oil or coconut oil.

Helps with bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores, and other infections.

Strengthens gums, hair roots, tones and lifts skin, contracts muscles, intestines and blood vessels.

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Combats the loss of firmness of intestines, abdominal muscles, and limbs associated with age.

Above all, frankincense acts as a coagulant, helping to stop bleeding from wounds and cuts.

Helps to relieve diarrhea of various types.

Eliminates gas, stomach aches, pain in the abdominal region and chest.

Helps with abnormal amounts of sweating, uneasiness, indigestion.

When applied topically or inhaled, it can make the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade at a much faster rate.

Helps stretch marks and surgery marks.

Promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy.

Eliminates sun spots, removes micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body.

Digestive – without no side effects it facilitates digestion the way most medicines should, unlike common antacids which only suppress the symptoms. This oil speeds up the secretion of digestive juices (gastric juices, bile and acids) in the stomach and facilitates movement of food through the intestines by stimulating peristaltic motion.

Promotes urination and helps you lose that extra water weight, as well as fats, sodium, uric acid and various other toxins from the body, lowers blood pressure.

Reduces obstructed and delayed menstruation

Helps with pain in the abdominal region, nausea, headache, fatigue, and mood swings.

Soothes coughs and eliminates phlegm

Relief from bronchitis and congestion.

Antidepressant and anti-inflammatory reduce the dangers of asthma attacks.

An immune system booster!

Balances the rise in body temperature when you have cold.

Relaxes, lowers anxiety, anger and stress when inhaled or applied through a diffuser or a vaporizer.

Increases strength by absorbing nutrients.

Reduces chances of uterine cancer.

It relieves pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis.

Helps with insomnia

This is another great read from Dr. Josh Axe and at the bottom of the article Dr. Axe gave some Frankincense recipes for bath soap, lotion, facial or body scrub.

https://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/

I am going to devote my time through research and my experience for a whole series on essential oils. You can print them out and make an essential oil reference book. Be sure to check them out and I love suggestions or comments. Thank you everyone!

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