Benefits of Frankincense Oil

27/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles

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What is the Genus Species? Boswellia carterii

Why is this information important? There are several species of Frankincense that are grown in different parts of the Middle East. The carterii or sacra species have documented healing properties but it can be confusing.

The carterii species from Somalia and Boswellia sacra or Sacred Frankincense from Oman have powerful healing properties and they are the oils that I am most familiar with. But as I mentioned in the introduction so much of the Frankincense oil is being adulterated (changed) or synthetically made.

And most companies are selling it under the generic name Frankincense. So unless we know what the genus species is and where it comes from we really have know idea if it is the real thing or not!

Where is the name derived from? The name Olibanum is derived from the Arabic word “al-luban” which means “that which results from milking”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Gum/resin

What is the ORAC Value? 630 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Frankincense was traded over 5000 years ago in North Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula?

Did you know that Frankincense Oil was found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Ancient Egypt? King Tut died in 1323 BC!

What are the Plant Properties? Anti-catarrhal, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-tumoral, antiseptic, expectorant, immune-stimulant, muscle relaxant and sedative.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Frankincense? Asthma, cancer, depression, infection (colds, coughs, pneumonia, respiratory, staph, strep), immune stimulant, inflammation, muscles, nervous conditions, supports the nervous system, stress, ulcers and vertigo.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is uplifting and centering. Has a sweet, balsamic and warm aroma with incense-like overtones.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Frankincense oil has been used to awaken our spiritual awareness and connect with spirit for 5000 years or more. It will help us release parts of our ego which hold us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.

Once we are able to connect with our spiritual side, we can embrace our true purpose in the world and become more spiritually driven rather than ego driven.

Use Frankincense during meditation to connect with spirit and stay centered in meditation.

Most of the oils that are from trees (Western Red Cedar, Spruce, Pine, Palo Santo, etc) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally.

What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Gold

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • Dietary Supplement

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, but once again, dilute!

You can use Frankincense to treat growths on dogs, horses and even on yourself and to boost the immune system. If Frankincense doesn’t work than I suggest trying Palo Santo because they share many of the same properties.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA, Frankincense Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that in the original Catholic Bible Olibanum was referred to as Francium incenseum, meaning “real, pure or true incense”? This is where the English version of “Frankincense” came from!

Did you know that Frankincense is referred to in the Bible over 52 times?

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