This oil has numerous health benefits that are attributed to its carminative, disinfectant, antiseptic digestive, emmenagogue, uterine, sedative, expectorant, diuretic, cicatrizing and tonic properties. It is extracted from the resin of frankincense trees. Its components include alpha-pinene, incensole acetate, octyl acetate, and linalool and incensole. This oil is also used in religious rites and Christian tradition. The following are the numerous medical uses of frankincense essential oil.
Boosting the immune system
Frankincense oil has potent antiseptic qualities. It is used in eliminating germs by filtering them out. You can also apply it on wounds to prevent secondary infections and protect them from becoming septic. It can used in protecting internal wounds from developing infections.
Improving oral health
It is a preventive measure for mouth sores, cavities, toothaches and other oral issues/infections. You can also mix this essential oil with mouthwash or baking soda to create natural toothpaste.
Reducing respiratory issues
Many people use this oil to eliminate the deposition of phlegm in the lungs and respiratory tracts. In addition to this, it is helpful in providing relief from the congestion of larynx, bronchi, pharynx, and lungs. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties that are helpful in relaxing the breathing passages. This is the main reason why it is recommended for individuals suffering from asthma. It also eases toothaches, body pain, and headaches that are associated with colds.
Its sedative effects are helpful in inducing a feeling of relaxation, mental peace, spirituality, and satisfaction. It is also known for awakening insight, lowering anxiety, stress, and anger. To enjoy these benefits, you should add this oil to a vaporizer or a diffuser. It is also effective in promoting relaxation and deep breathing, which can reduce blood pressure, open the breathing passages and calm your mental state.
Are you suffering from acidity or chronic indigestion? If yes, then you should try this oil. It has potent digestive properties that facilities digestion without causing any side effects. It also stimulates peristaltic motion thereby facilitating the movement of food particles through the intestines. In addition to this, it is effective in speeding up the production of digestive juices such as acids, bile and gastric juice, which facilitates the digestion of food.
It does this by keeping the existing tissues and cells healthy. In addition to its anti-ageing properties, this oil is helpful in eliminating sunspots sand removing micro-wrinkles around the cheeks and eyes.