Biblical Herb: Wide Range of Health Benefits

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

sacred_frankincense-oozingjpgFrankincense 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 frankincense1health 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.


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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