Frankincense is also called olibanum; it is made from the resin of the Boswellia tree. Typically, this tree grows in mountainous, dry regions of Africa, India, and the Middle East. The Frankincense is an amazing aromatic resin, mostly used in perfumes, lotions, soaps, and incense. It has a spicy, woody smell and could be inhaled and also absorbed through your skin, or consumed as a supplement.
Frankincense resin is a hardened gum-like material, and people use its oil in aromatherapy and on the skin. The Frankincense oil is used by people to kill a few kinds of fungi (yeasts) and bacteria, also known to be used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, along with offering certain health benefits as well, from digestion to improved arthritis to better oral health and asthma. It can even help hugely in fighting some types of cancer.
Here are some great health benefits of frankincense resin:
- Can improve gut function
As frankincense resin of a reputable brand like Frankincense Pure has anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help the gut to function properly. According to a study, when frankincense is combined with other herbal medicines, it could treat bloating, abdominal pain, and anxiety and depression in people having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Frankincense resin particularly appears effective to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis, a common inflammatory gut condition.
- Improves asthma
Some traditional medicines for centuries now had been using frankincense for treating asthma and bronchitis. As per the research, it is suggested that its compounds might prevent leukotriene that causes bronchial muscles for constricting in asthma. People even consumed 500 mg of Boswellia as a daily supplement along with their standard asthma treatment; it helped them to take fewer inhalations of prescribed regular medication.
- Can have anti-cancer properties
According to another study, frankincense might have anti-cancer effects too. Test tube studies suggest – that as it contains Boswellic acids, it can prevent cancer cells from spreading out. Compounds found in frankincense might also kill cancer cells and thus prevent the spreading of tumors.
- Can reduce arthritis
Frankincense has amazing anti-inflammatory effects which might reduce bad joint inflammation that is caused by arthritis. Terpenes that include boswellic acid, seem to be the strongest anti-inflammatory compounds, found in frankincense.
According to one of the studies, in humans, frankincense resin extract might help to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Oliban oil, another popular name for frankincense also reduced osteoarthritis pain when it was applied on the skin for 6 weeks religiously.
- Helps in maintaining oral health
Frankincense resin by a popular brand like Frankincense Pure might help in preventing gum disease and improving oral hygiene too. It can also decrease various sources of infections in your mouth.
The boswellic acids provide strong anti-bacterial properties that might help to treat and also prevent oral infections.
If you are looking highest-grade quality frankincense resin, shop from Frankincense Pure, as they source it directly from Yemen, Oman, and Somalia. All the harvest is personally tested by them, in order to ensure it perfectly meets their quality standards for consumers to enjoy its aromatic fragrances and outstanding qualities.