For many years, Frankincense has been the main of Egyptian, Mediterranean, Arabic, Chinese and Indian drug.
Usually it was used as a stimulant, respiratory antiseptic and diuretic, between many other things.
What Is Frankincense?
Frankinsence is the purified balm of the Boswellia trees, and it belong to the same family as trees that produce myrrh.
They are coming from the Red Sea, and are growing wild throughout northeastern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, including Somalia and Ethiopia.
It is used in Aromatherapy to motivate the limbic system. It is said to help calm your emotions and your nervous system. It’s usually added to bathwater to regulate heart rate, lower stress levels, reduce blood pressure and improve immune function.
One study conducted in the University of Leicester find out that a compound found in frankincense, AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), have ability to fight cancer cells in late-stage, particularly ovarian cancer.
“We find out that this frankincense compound is effective at killing ovarian cancer cells at realistic concentrations. The most surprising thing is that the cells we have tested which are resistant to chemotherapy have shown to be more sensitive to this compound. Suggesting frankincense may be able to help overcome drug resistance, and lead to an improved survival rate for patients with late-stage ovarian cancer.” Says Dr Mark Evans.
The scientists are studying the substance further to understand the mechanisms behind this wonder. Maybe it is possible that the anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting compounds of the natural medicine are responsible.
In one study, frankincense was effective in fighting breast cancer brain metastases in a patient who wasn’t reactive to standard therapy.
It was found that the 32 Acetyl boswellic acids frankincense has induced apoptosis through caspase stimulation.
In another study conducted in 2011, 60 percent of brain cancer patients displayed 75 percent or higher reduction in cerebral swelling after being cured with 4,200 milligrams of frankincense per day.
Some researchers from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, discovered that frankincense oil can discriminate the normal and cancerous bladder cells in culture, and explicitly kill cancer cells.
The oil blocked cancer cell growth with arresting cell cycle progression and prompted bladder cancer cell death with stimulating multiple cell death pathways.
In patients with leukemia, meningioma (brain cancer), neuroblastoma and pancreatic cancer frankincense acts as a chemo-preventive and anticancer element.
When Cancer Cells Don’t Respond To Chemo
In 2012 one study discovered that a chemical compound found in frankincense known as AKBA can successful killing cancer cells that are resistant to chemotherapy.
How To Use Frankincense
If you feel muscle pain you can use frankincense. Just mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil and applying it topically.
If you have any kind of respiratory blockages, use a diffuser.
Also you can consume a small amount of food-grade oil thinned with water. But make sure first to check your doctors or naturopath before dong any of this!