Since biblical times frankincense oil has been has been useful for creating luxurious earthy scented perfumes, anointing purposes and most importantly as a remedy for treating and even curing many health conditions. Today, the oil is still most useful for its medicinal purposes.
In fact, many holistic doctors find it helpful for supporting the immune system so it is able to fighting off infection with ease as well as cure disease when illness does occur. Some of the health conditions that actually improve with the use of frankincense oil are:
- The Common Cold and Flu
- Viral and Bacterial Infections
- Acne Prone Skin
- Skin Scarring
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Respiratory Distress Consisting of Wheezing, Coughing and Congestion
- Tension Headaches
- Intestinal Gas
- Body Aches and Pains
- Skin Disorders such as Eczema and Psoriasis
- Anti-fungal infections
However, it is important you speak with your doctor or a holistic physician who is experienced with frankincense oil before using it. Some people have had a reaction to it simply because they are allergic to it or it interacts with a particular medication or medical conditions they currently are dealing with.
With that said, if you do get the okay from the doctor that the oil is safe for you to use to help treat some of the common health conditions you are suffering from, you might also receive other benefits from using the essential oil too. One particular benefit being natural cancer prevention since the antioxidant compounds in frankincense oil have the ability to kill the cancer cells that cause a wide variety of cancers in the body. A particular type of cancer the oil is most useful in preventing and treating is ovarian cancer. Other types of cancers frankincense oil may be able to help prevent successfully are:
More studies need to be completed by medical researchers before conclusions are given on the oil’s true effectiveness towards cancers, but the studies that are being done now do look promising. Although, it is important that you do not rely solely on this herbal oil for treating or curing any kind of illness you may be suffering from currently. It is also important to know that is never wise to use frankincense oil directly on the skin or internally unless directed to do so by a doctor. It is always important to use organic skin safe or food grade oil mixed with carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, almond or grapeseed before using it as a treatment.
Some of the side effects that are common from using frankincense are skin rashes and allergies, but other than that, other side effects are not known. For this reason, pregnant women should not use this oil for treating or preventing any kind of healthy condition. Otherwise, when used responsibly and as directed by a medicinal professional this herbal oil can be effective for treating, curing and even preventing many common health conditions naturally just as it did in biblical times.
Published: April 30, 2015. By Anna McPhee
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