Frankincense is an aromatic resin mostly used in incense and perfumes. It is obtained from Boswellia trees. Frankincense essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the tree resin. IT has a balsamic sweet fragrance in most cases, except for the Indian frankincense oil which has a very fresh smell.
In medical purposes, frankincense use has been on the rise. However, most of the people taking it are taking it without doctors’ recommendation, as there is no sufficient evidence to support an official use of the oil in treatment. Research on the oil is being conducted, and positive things can be heard left and right throughout the medical community.
For example, Dr. Hsueh-Kung Lin, professor at the University of Oklahoma claims that some astonishing discoveries are being tested on the use of frankincense essential oil. He says that his study is suggesting that the oil has the following abilities:
The most commonly used type of frankincense essential oil, Boswellia carteri, has the ability to kill bladder tumor cancer cells, while a different type, Boswellia sacra, is highly effective against breast cancer
The oil improves faulty signaling and cell cycle, which are believed to be the cause of cancer development
Both types of frankincense essential oil listed above can prevent cancer cells from forming networks and spreading
Another example of research on frankincense essential oil that promises future positive results is the study currently being conducted at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. This research claims that the potential cancer killing effects of the oil are due to the fact that it influences our genes in order to promote healing. Baylor scientists explain that this makes the frankincense essential oil a great potential treatment method for both cancer prevention and treatment.
Dr. Mahmoud Suhail, a well-known immunologist, frankincense essential oil has power over our DNA code. He believes that frankincense essential oil has the ability to separate the “brain“ of the cancerous cell from the “body” and closes down the nucleus, preventing it from reproducing faulty DNA codes, and therefore preventing cancer from spreading.
There are millions of people out there who swear by frankincense essential oil, as they firmly believe it cured their disease.
The oil is believed to have anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, digestive, expectorant, and diuretic properties. It is regarded, in the natural medicine world, as one of the most effective cancer treatments, and it is used for fighting:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Brain cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
With the amount of research being conducted on finding the links between frankincense oil and cancer, we shouldn’t be surprised if positive findings are presented to the world in the next few months. This will mean that medical professionals can finally recommend and prescribe the magical essential oil to their patients, and reduce their chemotherapy and radiation caused pain and side effects.