Frankincense- The Ultimate Health Tonic

in Education2 years ago

Did you know Frankincense can prevent and reverse premature balding? And eliminate tooth pain and stop wound infections?

Frankincense is derived from the sap of the Boswellia tree when the bark is cut. The resin is allowed to harden, then either dried or steamed to yield essential oils. It is edible (be sure to only ingest food-grade frankincense from a reputable source) and is often chewed like gum. When burned as incense or steamed in vaporizers, frankincense gives off a sweet, earthy, woodsy scent.

Highly revered and traded for over 5000 years, Frankincense was once worth more than its weight in gold as ancient peoples used it for a myriad of irritations, conditions, and diseases.

Today, we continue to find more and more health benefits to this simple tree sap. Read on for the many health benefits of Frankincense and why you should have a bottle in your BOB and medicine cabinet.

Disclaimer: Please consult your physician or ND and do your research before taking internally

Health Benefits of Frankincense

  • Pain reliever: can be taken internally and applied topically
  • Insect repellant
  • Relieves anxiety, anger, and stress
  • Reduces asthma when used in a vaporizer
  • Treatment for Crohn’s disease and some cancers
  • Applied topically to prevent wounds from tetanus,
  • Taken internally to prevent infections
  • Adding a drop to your toothbrush prevents and curtails bad breath, toothache pain, cavities, mouth sores, and infections. It also strengthens gums.
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Prevents hair loss by contracting muscles and blood vessels, and strengthening roots.
  • Combats the loss of firmness of intestines, abdominal muscles, and limbs associated with aging
  • Coagulant abilities stops bleeding wounds and cuts
  • Relieves diarrhea
  • Heals boils, warts, and acne
  • Helps insomnia
  • Relieves arthritis pain
  • Regulates the production of estrogen reducing the chance of post-menopause tumors or cysts forming in the uterus
  • Regulates proper menstrual cycles
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Awakens insight, making you more introspective
  • Eases headaches
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Balances the rise in body temperature associated with fevers
  • Soothes coughs and eliminates phlegm
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Aids the absorption of nutrients, thereby giving you strength
  • Eliminates extra water weight, as well as fats, sodium, uric acid and various other toxins from the body.
  • Promotes healthy cell regeneration
  • Reduces gas
  • Tones and tightens skin
  • Improves digestion of food
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Makes scars, sunspots and the after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade much faster. This includes the fading of stretch marks and surgery marks.

Frankincense is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, so it is safe for all skin types.

Like all essential oils, frankincense is not intended for use as a substitute for medical care, but as a complement to it.

And please be aware that essential oils can be toxic to pets

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I did not know that! Thankfully I am not balding... yet! Haha. However, I did know what an absolutely magical sap it is. I smoke our house out with it often. It has a very powerful spiritual energy.

What got me really interested in it a few years ago was learning its role during The Plague.

I'd known that those "born sucking a silver spoon" (technically meaning the wealthy) were immune- makes sense with the healing qualities of silver we know now.

But in my Plague research for a book/game series I'm working on, I learned that Co co Channel and another perfume I can't recall atm still use frankincense due to the fact women who wore those blends never fell victim to the Plague.

Ha! I did not know that! You learn something new every day! haha!

Stopping by to visit this post @arbitrarykitten. My attention was drawn to it, knowing frankincense was one of the gifts presented by the Three Wise Men to the Christ child, in the manger.

I really enjoyed reading this ...

"Frankincense is derived from the sap of the Boswellia tree when the bark is cut. The resin is allowed to harden, then either dried or steamed to yield essential oils."

... as I did not know its source! Ever wonder about the very first people to make these discoveries? About what the plants all around them contained, in the way of beneficial properties of all types? What we all know is it not universally true that each and every plant is beneficial. Some are toxic. And some fatally toxic ...

I recall talking to my brother once about this. Long ago, during our Boy Scout days and working to earn our "edible plants" merit badge. We joked about the original people making these discoveries ... "Okay, Joe, it's your turn to go next!" "NO! I am the last surviving member of my family, it's someone else's turn!" 😉

Of course it's a very serious topic, but ... We were just silly boys ...

Thank you for writing this very informative post and adding genuine value to our Steem blockchain, as a result!

My brother and I often wonder and joke about that very same thing! #smallworld

One of my favorites is the one about coffee and cocaine. Shepherds in South America noticed the goats would bounce all over the hilltops after eating the beans. That's also how they discovered cocaine!

Seems like goats are little druggies, lol!

Thank you so much! I"m humbled and honored to know my shared knowledge brings value. It makes my heart happy 😃

And I'm looking forward to more sharing, learning and growing with you @roleerob

Great story and insight @arbitrarykitten. I suppose watching the animal kingdom and gauging your next decision on what you observe makes some sense. Given that animals were designed to handle aspects of what they eat which would still be toxic to us might still present a challenge. Perhaps someone learned that goats have a digestive system similar to our own. For one thing, I have learned that goat's milk, for whatever reason, is more tolerable for human consumption than the milk of cows.

Your thought brings back to my mind my father teaching us, as we went out into the mountains with him, to watch the birds and the berries they eat. Many berries are toxic. What he told us was that we could eat what the birds ate and be okay. We never put this to the test ... 😉

I hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful day up in the great Pacific Northwest!

My grandpa taught me the same thing about birds!

Thank you kindly dear Sir, I hope your day is absolutely exquisite :)


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Thank you so much :)

They say that Frankincense is the King of essential oils! Not only helps in so many ways but also intensifies the effect of other essential oils when combined!
And it has a very good and unique aroma for me!
Thank you for the great post :)

I agree, Frankincense is King :)

Smells delectable and is also wonderfully warming on cold winter days <3

I love the smell. I think you have to be careful of where you get it from as its not always sustainable..

Yes, you are absolutely correct- only purchase Frankincense and other essential oils from a reputable vendor!