Ladies, nowadays, have found a new love. They call it “Frank.”
Frank or frankincense comes from the resin of trees of the genus Boswellia, that is typically grown in Somalia, Africa. It has two main components: alpha-pinene and limonene. These properties help promote enhanced function of the immune system. Alpha-pinene is antimicrobial (it fights off bacteria), and neuro-protective (supports the optimal brain function). Studies also show that people who suffer from chronic aches and pains benefit from the boswellic acids coming from frankincense. These acids are one of the strongest anti-inflammatory compounds.
With these mentioned helpful uses, it is no surprise that frankincense even earned the title “King of Oils.” Discover three of the many reasons why it deserves this title.
Among other things, frankincense essential oil is well-loved for its benefits to the skin and body. It has anti-aging properties, which can result in rejuvenating the skin, evening out skin tone, and minimizing scars, and blemishes. What’s more, frankincense essential oil can elicit a sense of calmness and relaxation, when added in baths and massages.
In connection to #1, since frankincense essential oil is also considered a tonic, it clearly benefits all the systems functioning in your body. This includes the digestive, respiratory, nervous, and excretory systems. Cardiff University scientists found that frankincense essential oil is useful for the following health conditions: arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), colds and respiratory disorders, oral health problems, digestive disorders and uterine health.
To create a frankincense essential oil, you need to distill pure frankincense resins. Thus, it smells sweeter, cleaner, and fresher than the actual resin. Some people prefer the aroma of diffused frankincense essential oil to that of a burned frankincense resin. Its aroma becomes spiritually grounding, calming and relaxing. It becomes resinous, earthy and also has a slightly fruity, sweet, warm, and spicy scent to it.
Some researchers have suggested that frankincense essential oil may be a natural way to treat certain kinds of cancer. In 2009, the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine looked exclusively at frankincense oil derived from the boswellia carterii species, and assessed its anti-tumor activity on bladder cancer. In 2015, the findings of the study by the same group of scientists suggest that breast cancer cells may stop growing and die off when exposed to frankincense oil.
Now that you know the enjoyable health benefits of frankincense essential oil, I recommend that you get one for yourself. Especially now that we are facing the global pandemic COVID-19, it is important for you to have a handy, convenient and natural health essential for you and your family. However, it is necessary for you to also have further research about which brand of the essential oil to choose. I suggest that you look for a brand that has exceptional reviews from satisfied consumers. And more importantly, I hope you will only choose only the purest, undiluted frankincense essential oil in the market.
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