By Bob McCauley
Frankincense – Boswellia (boswellia serrata) is a tree gum resin that has multiple health benefits which has been used for thousands of years. It is the under-appreciated anti-inflammatory counterpart to Curcumin or Turmeric.
- Lowers Inflammation
- Reduces Joint Pain
- Immune Builder – Prevents Autoimmune Disease
- Accelerates Healing Throughout the Body
Frankincense is also used as:
- Stress Relieving Bath-Soak
- Natural Hygiene Product
- Helps Removes Wrinkles
- Natural Household Cleaner
- Helps Relieves Indigestion
- Relieves Constipation
- Helps relieve IBS symptoms
- Good for Acne, Eczema
- Used to remove Scar tissues, Wounds, Stretch Marks
- Helps fight colds and flues
- Frankincense Oil Helps Balance Hormone Levels
- Acts as a Sleep Aid
Frankincense – Boswellia (boswellia serrata) is a tree gum resin that has multiple health benefits. It is the under-appreciated anti-inflammatory counterpart to Curcumin or Turmeric.
Frankincense is mentioned 17 times in the Bible and was one of the three gifts brought to our Lord, Jesus Christ. It was also offered to Moses. The LORD said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each.” Exodus 30:34
Frankincense is an anti-inflammatory herb and not as appreciated as Curcumin is for such use. Curcumin has quality human research trials in osteoarthritis, but Frankincense also does as well. Also known as frankincense, it has been burned as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies for centuries. Frankincense is widely regarded as an anti-inflammatory nutrient, wherein its primary active ingredient, acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA), inhibits the inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. Excess 5-lipoxygenase is commonly found in joint pain, respiratory conditions, allergies and cardiovascular issues. A number of new studies give insights into Frankincense, a unique nutrient, even expanding its potential usefulness.
Recent studies of Frankincense reveal the ayurvedic medicine to have many health benefits: arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, ringworm, boils, fevers, cardiovascular diseases, skin and blood diseases, bad throat, bronchitis, asthma, cough, vaginal discharges, mouth sores, jaundice, hemorrhoids, syphilitic diseases, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycle and it acts as a liver stimulant which helps to detoxify the liver.
A plethora of studies have been performed on Frankincense in recent years, supporting its anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory uses. It has been demonstrated to lower cholesterol, prevent plaque buildup, and cleanse the liver.