9 Powerful Uses for Frankincense Oil
5,000 years old Egyptian hieroglyphics testify about the healing power of essential oils. They have been used as the first medicines among people, and were often mentioned in the Bible.
Frankincense oil is one of the oils referenced in the Bible, or exactly 22 times.
Here are 9 frankincense oil uses
1.Anti- cancer agent
It acts as an anti-cancer agent, since it contains sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes capable of reprogramming miswritten DNA information.
- Mood Booster
Frankincense oil has a positive and uplifting emotional impact. Put a drop of this oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands, cover your mouth and nose with them and breathe in. You can rub it on your neck as well. It elevates your mood, improves your focusing ability, and your overall wellbeing. By uplifting your mood, you’ll also boost your immune system.
- Stress Relieving
Frankincense oil lowers heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduces anxiety and depression without any side effects, as that of the antidepressant medications.
- IBS and Digestive Upset
This oil helps in relieving GI discomfort (constipation, gas, cramps, bloating), and helps in accelerating the food digestion. Add 1-2 drops of this oil to 8 oz of water, or you can apply it topically on your abdominal area.
Note: Don’t ingest essential oils bought in stores, and make sure it’s therapeutic-grade, pure oil.
- Wound and Acne Healing
It’s great for the skin health in general, especially for wound healing and reducing scars appearance caused by acne. Mix frankincense oil with carrier oil (coconut, olive, and jojoba oil) or moisturizer and apply to skin.
- Remedy for Cold and Flu
It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps in relieving from coughing, and gives respiratory benefits. Rub your hands together with a drop of the oil and breathe in to ease breathing. You can also use it in a diffuser.
- Immune System Booster
It has immune boosting abilities which can destroy dangerous viruses, and bacteria. Diffuse the oil in your home to kill harmful germs.
- Balances Hormones
Frankincense oil balances hormones, so it can help to reduce menstruation and menopause symptoms. It can reduce constipation, headaches, pain, cramps, and can help in estrogen production regulation.
- Pain and Inflammation
This oil can improve circulation and reduce muscle and joint pain in conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and digestive disorders. Diffuse the oil in your home, or massage the painful area with it.