Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is extracted from the bark of the tree Boswellia genustrees. It is traditionally burnt as incense and is widely steam-distilled to produce an aromatic essential oil with several benefits to offer to one's health. Here are some of these benefits.
The oil makes a great accessory for meditation as it allows you to get the best out of your meditation session. Just apply some oil between your eye brows and meditate for some time. You may also mix it with other essential oils to enhance the effects.
Applying frankincense oil to the back of your neck and shoulder can help you get quick relief from stress. Just apply the oil and relax for some time. You will be amazed by the effectiveness of this oil.
Frankincense oil also offers some amazing healing properties. Applying the oil on and around a wound can help it heal quickly. However make sure that you wash the wound first and apply only a hint of the oil.
A recent research conducted by Cardiff University found that frankincense oil can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules, reducing the risk of arthritis by preventing the breakdown of cartilage tissue. Indian frankincense has also been found to be very effective in reducing inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Frankincense oil can also be very helpful in breaking up phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and lungs, and relieving bronchitis-related congestion. However you should try it only after consulting your doctor if you are already getting treatment for your condition.
Frankincense oil also offers some amazing antiseptic benefits that can help prevent bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores, and other infections. It can be one of the best natural remedies for your oral health. (Image Courtesy: Getty)
Frankincense oil can help your digestive system get back on track by promoting secretion of gastric juices, bile, and acids, and stimulating peristaltic motion to allow food to move properly through the intestines.
The oil can also be used to regulate estrogen production in women and reduce the risk of post-menopause tumor or cyst formation in the uterus. It may also be very effective in regulating menstrual cycle in premenopausal women. (Image Courtesy : Getty)