Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. The main components of this essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Actanol, Bornyl Acetate, Linalool, Octyl Acetate, Incensole and Incensyl Acetate.
The health benefits of Frankincense can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine and vulnerary substance.
Frankincense essential oil acts directly on cancer cells, preventing growth or even promoting apoptosis (cancer cell death).
Frankincense Essential Oil Therapy
Frankincense essential oil is one of the most effective natural cancer treatments. And now research trials proving it’s a vital treatment for:
Frankincense Cancer Research
Used because of its anti-inflammatory properties, the various Boswellia species have been a “go-to” or natural healers for centuries because of its ability to help with a myriad of health concerns like learning disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction and skin conditions. New cancer research, has uncovered that the medicinal uses of frankincense can reach well beyond this.
Current research demonstrates anti-mutagenic and apoptotic (programmed cell death) abilities. Though the results have occurred in lab tests and we have yet to see how to best replicate these results in active cancer in humans, the demonstrated results remain. Researchers found that boswellic acids are “cytotoxic to ovarian cancer cells at pharmacologically achievable concentrations” and “may form the basis of a novel anticancer treatment for ovarian cancer, perhaps alongside conventional chemotherapy.”
For those who have added frankincense essential oil to their cancer care plan, the benefits may go beyond anti-tumor effects. Conventional treatment is often still required, but can be more painful and difficult than the symptoms of cancer itself.
Dr. Hsueh-Kung Lin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Oklahoma, has made some astounding discoveries through his research on the essential oil of frankincense. Here are just a few of his findings:
- Frankincense oil (Boswellia carteri) induces bladder tumor cell death, while the oil derived from Boswellia sacra induces breast cancer cell death without harming healthy cells.
- Sacred Frankincense oil (Boswellia sacra) inhibits the faulty signaling and cell cycle regulation that is thought to cause the development of cancer in the first place.
- Sacred Frankincense oil (Boswellia sacra) makes it difficult for cancer cells to form networks and disrupts cancer cell development, potentially making it effective as a defense against advanced cancers as well as for cancer prevention.
According to researchers out of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the potential cancer-killing effects of frankincense are due in part to its ability to influence your genes to promote healing. Baylor cancer scientists emphasize that this potency makes Boswellia serrata a viable candidate for both cancer prevention and treatment!
A 2011 study found that frankincense essential oil can offer a much safer alternative to this medication. In the study, 60 percent of patients had an improvement rate of at least 75 percent in their level of brain swelling.
According to immunologist Mahmoud Suhail, frankincense exhibits power over our DNA code. He states “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted. It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.” I’d say that’s a big deal in our quest for a cure!
How Frankincense Essential Oil Therapy Works
Rub frankincense essential oil on your neck three times daily. Also, drink three drops in 8 ounces of water three times daily.