My sister-in-law sent me an article from her chiropractor that I thought you might find interesting. The author writes that frankincense is being studied to treat cancer. The use of essential oils, like frankincense, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. I don’t know much about them except that I kept a bottle of lavender close to my bed when I went through cancer treatment. It helped calm me and was the only scent that did not make me sick to my stomach.
Several studies were done over the years using the oil and it’s supplement form, Boswellia serrate and has shown promising results, especially for osteoarthritis. The gummy part of the frankincense plant seems to reduce inflammation (the culprit responsible for so many diseases). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is one of the hospitals who studied its affects.
Since I never heard of Boswellia serrate, I looked it up online.
From what I could find, the majority of people who take the supplement claim it helps with arthritis pain. I didn’t find testimonies from cancer patients, however a few medical journals claimed the herb was used instead of steroids, for patients who had brain surgery. It helped reduce inflammation without the side effects that steroids can cause.
When it comes to my own healthcare, I choose alternative medicine whenever possible. Healthy food, herbs, and supplements are my medicine. When I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer back in 2010, my body was so trashed, I had to go with conventional treatment. As soon, as I was more stable, I researched other less invasive treatments, like a change of diet and added it to my wellness plan. I am positive that eating healthy, unprocessed foods, drinking a shot of Tahitian Noni juice daily, along with other supplements and meditation helped me get well faster.
Be well and eat healthy,
I am using essential oils for healing and frankincense is one of those “miracle oils”. You can also take the essential oil internally. it can also be inhaled (aromatherapy) or rubbed into palms of hands, ears and feet, which absorb the essential oil directly. Frankincense is one of the few substances that can cross the blood brain barrier and get directly into brain cells for healing. Interesting article! Thanks!
I thought taking essential oils internally could make me sick. I read its toxic to cats. Of course, I’m not a cat, but I am “cat” like in that I do not come running on command and can seem indifferent. What do you use frankincense for?