Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil 

What is Frankincense oil?

Frankincense oil is extracted from the gum or resin of Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, actanol, borneyl acetate, linalool, octyl acetate, incensole, and incensole acetate.

Properties

Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, it is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly in the Christian tradition. The health benefits of Frankincense essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and a vulnerary substance.

Precaution

There are no known adverse side effects. That being said, frankincense essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, since it does act as an emenagogue and astringent.

Benefits

Boosts Immune System

Frankincense oil is effective as an antiseptic, and even the fumes or smoke obtained from burning it has antiseptic and disinfectant qualities that eliminate the germs in the space where the smoke filters out.

Improves Oral Health

Those same antiseptic qualities also make frankincense oil a useful preventative measure against oral issues, like bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores, and other infections.

Astringent Property

The astringent property of Frankincense oil has many benefits, because it strengthens the gums, hair roots, tones and lifts skin, contracts muscles, intestines, and blood vessels, and thereby gives protection from premature loss of teeth and hair.

Regulates Menstruation

Frankincense essential oil reduces obstructed and delayed menstruation and delays the advent of menopause. It also helps to cure other symptoms associated with menses and Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), such as pain in the abdominal region, nausea, headache, fatigue, and mood swings.

Prevents Gas Buildup

Frankincense oil eliminates gas and prevents it from building up in the body. This removal of excess gas from the intestines also gives relief from associated problems like stomach aches, pain in the abdominal region and chest, abnormal amounts of sweating, uneasiness, indigestion, and many other related conditions.

Reduces Scars

This is an interesting property of Frankincense oil, and since skin care and anti-aging are hot topics these days, this essential oil has become even more important!

Promotes Digestion

Suffering from indigestion due to that turkey last night? A patient with chronic indigestion and acidity? Fed up with those antacids? You should try Frankincense oil instead. This oil has digestive properties without any side effects, and it facilitates digestion the way most medicines should, unlike common antacids which only suppress the symptoms.

Delays Aging

As a cytophylactic, Frankincense oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of frankincense oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality that frankincense oil is often used for.

Acts as Tonic

Overall, frankincense essential oil tones and boosts health and is, therefore, considered a tonic. It benefits all the systems operating in the body, including the respiratory, digestive, nervous, and excretory systems, while also increasing strength by aiding the absorption of nutrients into the body.

Stimulates Urination

If you think that Lasix and its variants are the only drugs that can help you release water from the body through urination, you are incorrect. These pharmaceutical options may be instantaneous, but not very safe. Frankincense essential oil is a natural and safe alternative.

Reduces Respiratory Issues

It soothes cough and eliminates phlegm deposited in the respiratory tracts and the lungs. Frankincense essential oil also provides relief from bronchitis and congestion of nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs.

Relieves Stress

Frankincense oil is very effective as a sedative because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger, and stress. When feeling anxious or if you anticipate some sort of stressful episode, add some frankincense oil to a diffuser or a vaporizer.

Keeps Uterus Healthy

This oil is very good for uterine health. Since it regulates the production of the estrogen hormone, it reduces the chances of post-menopause tumor or cyst formation in the uterus, also known as uterine cancer.

Speeds up Healing

Simply apply a diluted solution of this oil on wounds, or use it after blending with a skin cream, and your wounds will heal faster and be protected from infections. This oil is equally beneficial in healing internal wound, cuts, and ulcers.

Side effects

Frankincense seems safe for use by most adults. It might cause irritation when applied to the skin.