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Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
Action: Expectorant, antiumoral, immunostimulant, and antidepressant.
Traditional Uses: Also known "olibanum," or "Oil from Lebanon" the name frankincense is derived from the Medieval French word for "real incense."frankincense is considered the "holy anointing oil" in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. "Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man," frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. Researchers today have discovered that the sequiterpenes in frankincense, help stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of emotions) as well the hypothalamus, pineal and controlling the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone. Frankincense is now being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals and is being investigated for its ability to improve human growth hormone production.
Indications: Asthma, depression, and ulcers.
Other Uses: This oil may help with allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches,
hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis, typhoid, and warts. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the
blood brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome stress and despair. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of
the body against infection.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement.
Fragrant Influence: It increases spiritual awareness and promotes meditation. Frankincense may also help improve attitude and uplift spirits.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.
Companion Oils: All oils.
There are over 52 references to frankincense--considering that "incense" is translated form the Hebrew/Greek "frankincense" and is referring to the same
Exodus 30:34--"And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:"
Leviticus 2:1--"And when any offer a meat offering unto the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:"
Leviticus 2:2--"And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour therof, and of the oil therof, with
all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord:"
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or
condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.