Frankincense is known to have several medicinal properties. In ancient times people used it to treat many health problems: for example: dissolving frankincense in path water to heal wounds, stretch marks, and many skin problems while enjoying the lemony musky smell of frankincense. It was as precious as gold and was the lucrative trade of Dhofar, the southern region of Oman. Most of the research done on the healing properties on frankincense are done using the Boswellia Sacra family of frankincense trees which are largely grown in Oman and parts of Yemen.
Nowadays commercial oils are widely available and easy to access and apply, but they differ in quality and purity making it difficult for the consumer to select. Moreover, the use of oil is more expensive and requires separate procedures for each benefit. Hence we will show you in this article how simple and effective it is to do it the way ancient people used to do with frankincense.
The secret way is simple and widely used till these days by dissolving frankincense tears in a hot bathtub water till it slightly changes the color of water. Wait till the temperature is warm to the skin and give yourself the relaxing moments you deserve while enjoying the remarkable smell and benefits of frankincense.
The 8 Benefits of frankincense for Skin and Hair:
1) Anti-infection: quicker healing without leaving scars behind is something we all look for. frankincense can be used as disinfectant to clean wounds and cuts while reducing scars.
2) Heals Insect Bites: Frankincense is able to reduce swelling of insect bites.
3) Makes your Skin Soft and Smooth: frankincense can act as a natural skin conditioner when used regularly.
4) Reduces Scar: Frankincense can naturally help in fading away acne, surgery marks, stretch marks and other type of marks from the skin
5) Regenerates your skin: by regenerating healthy skin cells, frankincense can keep you looking younger.
6) Strengthens your Finger Nails: while you are relaxing in your bath frankincense can take care of your delicate finger nails and help strengthen them.
7) Gives Healthy Hair and reduces hair loss: by making hair roots stronger, Frankincense can reduce hair loss significantly and give you healthier hair.
8) Cures Dandruff: frankincense can provide relief from dandruff with regular use.
Frankincense was used by the rich in the old times and was considered a luxury to have, yet the importance of frankincense and the health benefits are still intact. In future articles we will explore more benefits and uses of frankincense. check our products page for premium frankincense directly harvested and sold from Dhofar, the land of frankincense.
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Researchers from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, demonstrated the potential of treating ovarian cancer using the Christmas gift frankincense.
Frankincense, along with gold and myrrh, is one of the most famous Christmas presents in history, and is a fragrant plant resin extracted from the Boswellia sacra tree found across Africa and Arabia. Using the compound AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) derived from the resin, the research, funded by the Omani government, has successfully shown its potential effectiveness in targeting ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cancer in females in the UK.
More specifically, they have been able to demonstrate the ability of AKBA to combat cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer which is extremely pertinent in Oman where ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late due to a lack of visible symptoms and education on what to look for, making treatment difficult.
Lead Omani researcher Kamla Al-Salmani, PhD student from the University’s Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine explained: “After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro, we have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells. Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.”
Frankincense has been used as a folk medicine for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties, making it a viable treatment for asthma, skin conditions and gastroenteritis among others. Previous studies have also successfully linked AKBA as a potential treatment for many other cancers, including colon, breast and prostate cancer; however this is the first study to demonstrate its potential in combatting ovarian cancer.
Dr Mark Evans, Kamla’s PhD Supervisor and Lecturer in the University’s Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine added: “We have shown that this frankincense compound is effective at killing ovarian cancer cells at realistic concentrations. What has been most surprising is that the cells we have tested which are resistant to chemotherapy have shown to be more sensitive to this compound, suggesting frankincense may indeed be able to help overcome drug resistance, and lead to an improved survival rate for patients with late-stage ovarian cancer.”
Now that the researchers have identified its potential in targeting ovarian cancer cells, they are seeking further understanding of its cancer-killing mechanisms in order to inform on new drugs to take to clinical trial in the future.
Dr. Emoto is perhaps most famous for his research with water. His findings carry a simple and profound message: don't underestimate the power of thoughts. They have the ability to transform the world
Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable..
Water Before Prayer Water After Prayer
further experiments have shown that a positively energized molecule can affect its surrounding molecules to have the same properties. similarly the air we breathe can have positive energy either from pure nature or positive thinking.
Arabs have been using prayers and positive words as positive energizers in everyday activities, they believe that positive energy expels negative energy and hence they use frankincense and Bakhur to spread positive energy in their homes and surroundings providing unmatched feeling of relaxation, peace and immunity
Watch this documentarysSeries in which intrepid presenter Kate Humble follows the ancient frankincense trade route of Arabia across the amazing modern world of the Middle East.
Kate's journey along the 2,000-mile trail that first connected the Arab world with the West takes her on a quest that's steeped in history, searing with desert heat, and full of characters and adventure.
For 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, frankincense was more valuable than gold. Its sweet smelling aromatic smoke was treasured by Pharaohs and Caesars, and their insatiable demand for frankincense created a trade route from the southern coast of Oman to the Holy Lands. Vast camel caravans carried thousands of tonnes of frankincense over tribal lands - known today as Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Palestine. Following the trail across these seven nations, Kate finds modernity coexisting with ancient traditions as she discovers what it means to be a Western woman in Arabia.
For over 5,000 years frankincense has been used to support the immune system, fight infection and cure disease. Today the most common benefits of Frankincense include:
Heals skin and reduces acne and scarring
A press release by University of Leicester in the UK, published a few days before Christmas last year, has rekindled the theory that the “wise men” weren’t just bringing wealth to Jesus, but medicine.
According to the announcement that went after being issued, “University of Leicester researchers discover cancer-killing properties of frankincense in ovarian cancer.” Using the compound AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), the Omani government-funded research has for the first time shown frankincense’s ability to target cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer patients.
Lead researcher Kamla Al-Salmani explained: “After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell, we have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells.
Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.”
Cancer Killing Power Of Frankincense
Used because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Frankincense also known as boswellia serrata has been a favorite as a folk medicine for several health concerns including asthma, gastroenteritis, and skin conditions.
New research, like the study that came out of the University of Leicester, has recently suggested that frankincense’s disease reversing power may be even more encompassing than previously suspected.
Successfully linking AKBA as a potential treatment for brain, breast, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancers, research trials are filling medical journals like Carcinogenesis and PLoS One about Boswellia serrata’s cancer fighting prowers.
According to researchers out of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the frankincense cancer killing effects are due in part to it regulating cellular epigenetic machinery, which highlights its ability to influence genes to promote healing.
Baylor cancer scientists emphasize that this potency makes Boswellia viable candidate for both cancer prevention and treatment!
Dr. Axe: http://draxe.com/frankincense-oil-cancer/