There are several health benefits of frankincense essential oil such as antiseptic, disinfectant, sedative, astringent, carminative, tonic, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant.
Frankincense oil is also extracted from the gum or resin of frankincense or olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia carteri. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, octanol, bornyl acetate, linalool, octyl acetate, incensole, and incensole acetate. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics as well as incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, it is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly the Christian tradition.
1. Boosts Immune System
Frankincense oil is very effective as an antiseptic, and even the fumes or smoke obtained from burning it also has antiseptic as well as disinfectant qualities that do eliminate the germs as the smoke filters them out. It can also be applied to wounds in order to protect them from tetanus as well as becoming septic, without any side effects. It is also equally good for internal wounds and also protects them from developing infections.
2. Improves Oral Health
The same antiseptic qualities also do make frankincense oil a useful preventive measure that is against moral issues, such as bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores, and other infections. One can go in for natural oral care products that do include frankincense oil if one enjoys the flavor or aroma, and also wants to include a strong antiseptic in one’s health regimen. One can even create one’s own all-natural toothpaste with frankincense oil and also be baking soda or a mouthwash with water as well as peppermint oil.
3. Astringent Property
Frankincense oil has many benefits as far as astringent property is concerned. It does strengthen the gums, hair roots, tones and also lifts skin, contracts muscles, intestines, as well as blood vessels and thereby giving protection from premature loss of teeth as well as hair. This astringent quality also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and combats the loss of firmness of intestines, abdominal muscles, and limbs associated with age. Frankincense acts as a coagulant, thus helping to stop bleeding from wounds as well as cuts. This astringent property also does help relieve diarrhea.
4. Regulates Menstruation
Frankincense essential oil does reduce obstructed and delayed menstruation and also delays the advent of menopause. It also does help to cure other symptoms that are associated with menses as well as pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), such as pain in the abdominal region, nausea, headache, fatigue as well as mood swings.
5. Prevents Gas Buildup
Frankincense oil does eliminate gas and also prevents it from building up in the body. This does remove of excess gas from the intestines and also gives relief from associated problems such as stomach aches, pain in the abdominal region and chest, abnormal amounts of sweating, uneasiness, indigestion, and many other related conditions.
6. Reduces Scars
It helps the anti-aging process. When applied topically or inhaled, it can make the scars as well as marks of boils, acne, and pox on the skin fade at a much faster rate. This also includes the fading of stretch marks, surgery marks, and also fat cracks associated with pregnancy and delivery.
7. Promotes Digestion
It treats chronic indigestion as well as acidity. One needs to try Frankincense oil instead. This oil has many digestive properties without any side effects, and it also facilitates digestion the way most medicines should, unlike common antacids which only do suppress the symptoms. This oil does speed up the secretion of digestive juices (gastric juices, bile, and acids) in ones’ stomach and also facilitates movement of food through the intestines by stimulating peristaltic motion. This also means an all-around improvement in the digestion of one’s food.
8. Delays Aging
As a cytophylactic, Frankincense oil does promote regeneration of healthy cells and also does keep existing cells as well as tissues healthy. When one combines this aspect of frankincense oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, one has a potent anti-aging quality that frankincense oil is often made use of. It can also help one get rid of sun spots and removes micro-wrinkles around the eyes as well as cheeks, and also tones up the skin all over one’s body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new and healthy ones.
9. Acts as Tonic
Overall, frankincense essential oil tones and also boosts health and is, therefore, considered a tonic. It also benefits all the systems operating in one’s body, including the respiratory, digestive, and nervous as well as the excretory systems, and also increases strength by aiding the absorption of nutrients into one’s body. Frankincense oil does strengthen the immune system and also keeps one strong.
10. Stimulates Urination
It promotes urination and also helps one lose that extra water weight, as well as fats, sodium, uric acid, and various other toxins from the body, with the added advantage of lowering one’s blood pressure. Frankincense essential oil is completely safe and also has no adverse side effects.
11. Reduces Respiratory Issues
It does soothe a cough as well as eliminates phlegm deposited in the respiratory tracts as well as the lungs. Frankincense essential oil also does provide relief from bronchitis and also congestion of nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs. It has antidepressant as well as anti-inflammatory properties which help relax the breathing passages, and can indeed reduce the dangers of an asthma attack, and its antiseptic qualities to provide an immune system booster. It also does ease body pain, headaches, toothaches, and also helps balance the rise in body temperature that is commonly associated with colds.
12. Relieves Stress
Frankincense oil is very effective as a sedative because it does induce a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction as well as spirituality. It also develops insight and makes one more introspective as well as lowers one’s anxiety, anger, and stress levels. When one is feeling anxious or in case one is anticipating some sort of stressful episode, one can add some frankincense oil to a diffuser or a vaporizer. It does promote deep breathing as well as relaxation, which can also open one breathing passages and also reduce blood pressure, thus moving one’s mental state back to calmness.
13. Keeps Uterus Healthy
This oil is also very good for uterine health as it regulates the production of the estrogen hormone. It also reduces the chances of post-menopause tumor or cyst formation in the uterus which is referred to as uterine cancer. In terms of the pre-menopausal period, it also keeps a woman’s uterus healthy by regulating proper menstrual cycles. It also helps to treat or regulate gynecologic conditions or stressors that can also lead to complicated dysfunctions in certain women.
14. Speeds up Healing
Apply a diluted solution of this oil on one’s wounds, or use it after blending it with a skin cream. This would help in healing faster and will protect from infections. The oil also helps heal internal wound, cuts, and ulcers.
15. Other Benefits
Frankincense oil does relieve pain that is associated with rheumatism as well as arthritis. It also does help to heal boils, infected wounds, acne, circulatory problems, insomnia, and also various types of inflammation as well.
Frankincense oil also blends well with other oils such as Lime, Lemon, Orange and other Citrus oils as well as Benzoin, Bergamot, Lavender, Myrrh, Pine as well as Sandalwood oil. This does make it a popular element of various aromatherapy combinations.
There are no known adverse side effects. That being said, frankincense essential oil need not be used during pregnancy, since it does act as an emmenagogue as well as an astringent.