The Frankincense oil originates from India, Africa and the Middle East and it is obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia. This oil has numerous health benefits; it reduces inflammation, boosts the immunity and prevents some dangerous infections.
The Leicester University from the UK published a research about the cancer-fighting potential of frankincense oil. Based on their research the frankincense oil contains anti-cancer chemical compound known as acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) that destroys the cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. They state that frankincense oil could be a safe alternative for women who suffer from ovarian cancer, even in late-stages. Other studies have shown that frankincense oil can affect bladder cancer, suppress the growth of brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung, prostate and stomach cancer.
In many different cases where chemotherapy is ineffective, particularly with patients who suffer from ovarian cancer, the frankincense oil can be used as an alternative for chemotherapy.
Also the frankincense oil is proven to be better option that corticosteroids to control the swelling in patients with brain cancer who experience cerebral edema (swelling of the brain)
Other benefits that the frankincense oil has for our health include:
It is an anti-inflammatory agent – which means it contains chemical substances that can reduce the symptoms of joint and muscle pain, related to conditions such as asthma, arthritis, digestive disorder
It can boost the immune system – it has great antiseptic activity, which makes it perfect for supporting the immune system.
It is natural sedative and reduces anxiety, stress and anger.
It is good for the skin – it promotes the regeneration of healthy cells, reverse the signs of aging, etc.
It can be also used to strengthen gums, heal wounds, stop the bleeding, strengthen hair roots, etc.
For treating cancer, this oil can be consumed orally by putting one or two drops in beverages, two or three times a day.