“A 2006 study published in Planta Medica uncovered a number of ways the boswellic acid in Frankincense might fight infection. Boswellic acid inhibited 5-lipoxygenase, a chemical involved in inflammatory processes. Researchers also found that boswellic acid might target free radicals and cytokines. Both of these play a role in inflammation.
This has important implications for the fight against cancer. Numerous studies have linked inflammation to cancer. By disrupting inflammatory processes, Frankincense could stop cancer before it starts.” MedicalNewsToday
10 further uses for Frankincense:
1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions
2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness
3. May Help Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
4. Astringent and Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria
5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
6. Improves Memory
7. May Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility
8. Eases Digestion
9. Acts as a Sleep Aid
10. Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain
The anti-inflammatory properties of Frankincense suggest that it might also be effective in the treatment of diseases such as:
So, whether aiding in the treatment of inflammation, intending to support a cancer diagnosis or any of the other applications of Frankincense, we recommend giving it a try. Oliver and Merlin offer their “two paws up” as a testament to the healing properties of this wonderful oil.
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