I want to share with you my latest discovery for healing and well-being, essential oils. I love incense and candles but had never gotten into the oils. Come to fine out the healing properties are amazing and date back to Biblical times. The three wise men brought frankincense and myrrh as gifts to Jesus at his birth as told in the Bible. But why was it so special? The more I delve into the benefits of these precious ancient oils the more intrigued I become. Thus far the most interesting of the oils is Frankincense. My research lead me to purchase 100% pure Frankincense oil from the Boswellia sacra tree. Frankincense is tapped from these trees by stripping the bark and extracting the resin to be used in various ways. It comes from the Arabian Peninsula, Oman, Yemen and Somalia. Frankincense has been used for centuries as a folk medicine because of its anti- inflammatory properties. This precious oil is used today as an incense in perfume, for treating asthma,gastroenteritis,skin conditions and more.
Recent research shows that a chemical compound in the resin demonstrate the ability to fight cancer in late-stage ovarian cancer cells. In 2013, Leicester University researchers announced findings that AKBA ( acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), a chemical compound in the resin, has cancer-killing properties and has the potential to destroy ovarian cancer cells.
Four years ago BBC reported from Salalah, where immunologist Mahmound Suhailis working on the cancer-fighting properties of the ancient resin. “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted, ” he says”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 reproducing corrupted DNA codes.”
Now that is amazing! No wonder the three wise men brought this precious oil as a gift to the messiah with its many healing properties. Let me share with you may findings. I purchased an ultrasonic diffuser for my oils and its wonderful! We enjoy the wonderful fragrance in the air and benefit from the oils healing vapor.
Here are some facts that I have discovered, 100% pure frankincense oil is pricey but essential. You don’t want to buy something that is not pure it wont have the same healing properties. It is also important when purchasing frankincense that it is the real thing, so check its origin before you order and most of all enjoy!