Frankincense (boswellia carteri) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. It is classified as an antiturmoral, immunostimulant, and antidepressant.
Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.
There are between 17 and 21 difference species of Frankincense grown around the world. Seven are grown on the Yemeni island of Sokotra. First-hand verification of the organic nature of frankincense is necessary on the part of Young Living because oil-producing plants are often grown in countries where organic certification is unknown.
Frankincense has an approximate ORAC of 6,125 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.
Rub on gum, glue, or tough adhesives to remove from houshold surfaces or skin.
Apply 1-2 drops to face and neck daily to help repair sun damage, renew healthy-looking skin, and minimize oil production and breakouts.
Drop onto minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises to reduce redness and discomfort.
Massage several drops on temples or back of neck for stress relief.
Diffuse to enrich prayer and meditation.
Inhale or diffuse to deepen breathing and induce calmness.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The Bedouins’ Daily Uses for Frankincense
his wonderful oil is considered as the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. During the times of Christ it was used to treat every conceivable ill known to man and was well known for its anointing and healing powers. It was actually valued more than gold during ancient times, and only people with great wealth and abundance were able to possess it.
Researchers today have discovered that frankincense is high in sesquiterpenes, which helps stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, controlling the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone. Frankincense is being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals to build immunity and treat cancer. In ancient times, it was well-known for its healing powers, and was reportedly used to treat every conceivable ill known to man.
Today Bedouins drink water with drops of frankincense resin in it each morning for their stomachs. The natives also chew the resin for their gums. They have a tradition of burning the resin to fumigate. Also, because they have little water for washing clothes, they put their clothes on a rack with frankincense incense burning underneath to clean and freshen clothing.
Frankincense has been found helpful with allergies, insect and snake bites, bronchitis, pneumonia, diphtheria, headaches, high blood pressure, typhoid and warts, supporting the immune system.
Frankincense smells great and is very mood uplifting. Frankincense may be valuable for reducing or minimizing the formation of scar tissue. It is also wonderful for the skin and prevention of wrinkles. Frankincense is on the GRAS List. (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food additive. This means it can be taken internally. Only do this, however, with truly unadulterated frankincense.
Frankincense is one of the ingredients in Young Living’s oil blend Brain Power.
I have an exciting testimony to share with you. I had my eyes examined today and the great news is that my eye are almost perfect. If I wanted I could have gotten a very low prescription lens, but he said I really didn’t need it.
Now heres the kicker. When I got my glasses the first time, around 10 years ago, I had to have bifocals and they were a pretty strong prescription. I also had stigmatism, which I no longer have any more or need bifocals because I can see clear, near and far without everything being a blur.
I credit it to using Frankincense and the Wolfberry Eye Cream and of course the NingXia Red. I told you some day I would throw away my glasses and that day has come.
I would rub Frankincense around my eyes making sure not to get it in the eyes. When I would do that, that day the bluriness would be less and less until I didn’t have it. Also I would add the Wolfberry Eye Cream on top. I didn’t do this every day, if I had maybe I could have thrown the glasses away sooner.
Even my husbands eyes were better. He hasn’t been using the frankincense as much as I have but he is going to now. Because of instead of deteriorating they had stayed the same, so he knows that what little he has used is helping him too.
Forever grateful, Nancy Sanderson
It is my pleasure to give my testimony. At birth there was complications which had led to blindness in both eyes, P.R. & M.D. in the right eye.
When I heard about the Young Living Oils I was willing to try anything. When I started using Frankincense, one of the Young Living Oils by rubbing on my upper eye lids and back of my neck. Plus what enhanced it even more I used a hot pack for 15 minutes. It has been a miracle for me. In less than a week I started seeing light and color. It was six weeks later I as able to get my day time drivers license back. And to make even better I had help finding a part time job.
I want to give a big THANKS! to Young Living! Michael S. Lewis
In my chiropractic practice, I have used Frankincense for warts and skin keratoses. A ten year old girl showed me a wart on the heel of her hand that was raised and approximately a quarter of an inch in diameter. We applied one drop of Frankincense. When she came in the office a week later, the wart had turned black. We applied another drop of Frankincense and when she returned the next week, the wart was gone. Another little boy showed me a small plantar wart on the ball of his left foot. We applied a drop of Frankincense and when he came in several weeks later, the wart had disappeared. Many essential oils have antimicrobial properties and warts are thought to be caused by a virus.
I had a small, rough patch on my chest that looked like a keratosis and possibly a precancerous lesion. After several applications of Frankincense, it disappeared and has not returned. Research has demonstrated the skin healing properties of Frankincense. Reportedly, it has the ability to heal damaged DNA.
Dr. Lisa Moore
Frankincense Kills Bladder Cancer Cells
United Press International
OKLAHOMA CITY, Mar 17, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) — Enriched extract of the Somalian frankincense herb Boswellia carteri has been shown to kill off bladder cancer cells, U.S. researchers said.
H.K. Lin and his team at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City VA Medical Center evaluated frankincense oil for its anti-tumor activity in bladder cancer cells.
The study authors investigated the effects of the oil in two different types of cells in culture: human bladder cancer cells and normal bladder cells.
The study, published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that frankincense oil is able to discriminate between normal and cancerous bladder cells in culture, and specifically kill cancer cells.
Gene analyses were performed to determine how frankincense oil affects bladder cancer cell survival and the researchers found that the oil suppresses cancer cell growth by arresting cell cycle progression and induces bladder cancer cell death by activating multiple cell death pathways.
“Frankincense oil may represent an inexpensive alternative therapy for patients currently suffering from bladder cancer,” Lin said in a statement.
Anti Wrinkle Recipe
Mix with lotion or carrier oil and apply to skin
A recipe for strengthening and creating healthy nails:
2 drops Wheat Germ Oil
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
2 drops Lemon
Rub on nails twice a week.