11 Health Benefits of Frankincense

I know, I know you’re probably all skeptical like, “Frankincense? Isn’t that one of the gifts that little baby Jesus got from those dudes while he was chilling in his outdoor crib?” and yup, you’re right – but that’s because those wise men knew what’s up!

When something has been around since back in the baby Jesus days, there’s gotta be a pretty legit reason – this stuff has ridiculous healing properties.

Top quality Frankincense is typically sourced from Oman, where resin is extracted from the bark of Boswellia trees, and then distilled to create an essential oil.

I hang out with my good pal Frank on the daily, and unlike most men he doesn’t talk back. Ha!  I’m kidding.  But seriously, I use this oil so much because there aren’t many health concerns that it doesn’t tackle head on.

Small side note before you dive face first into this awesome list, I would only ever recommend using pure therapeutic grade essential oil (which typically can’t be bought in stores).  The stuff you find lining the aisles of Whole Foods and your local health food store are normally a much lower quality – and there’s no way to know anything about the purity and potency, plus those types aren’t safe to ingest/use internally.

In short, be choosy when selecting your essential oils, and drop me an email if you have questions and/or need recommendations.

1. Reduces Pain + Inflammation

A powerful anti-inflammatory, Frank reduces joint and muscle pain, prevents the breakdown of cartilage, improves circulation, eases headaches, and soothes PMS symptoms.

2. Balances Hormones

If you’re looking to regulate estrogen production, promote healthy menstrual cycles, or even reduce your risk of pre/post-menopausal cysts/tumors forming in your uterus, reach for a bottle of Frank.

3. Flushes Water Weight

Frank is a diuretic, which promotes loss of excess water weight and toxins through urination.

4. Repairs Skin + Reduces Signs of Aging

Like youth in a bottle, Frank encourages skin cell regeneration while also toning, tightening, and lifting.  It works on eliminating wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, scars, sun spots, dry patches, and more (even warts!).

5. Reduces Stress + Supports Sleep

Frank promotes feelings of wellbeing and relaxation, while curbing depression/anxiety and reducing heart rate.  Inhaling it, either through a diffuser or straight from the bottle, is the quickest way to effect emotions.  Frank is also used frequently in spiritual practices to deepen meditation and expand consciousness.

6. Supports Healthy Digestion

Frankincense revs up the the secretion of those essential digestive juices in your stomach, improves circulation, and relaxes your digestive muscles to facilitate healthy digestion.

7. Promotes Respiratory Health

Frank will serve up an eviction letter to the nasty phlegm hiding out in your lungs when you’re sick, while also easing breathing.

8. Supports Healthy Immune Function

Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even some cancers are Frank’s nemesis – and it takes great pleasure in destroying them. Your Immune system’s best friend.

9. Improves Nutrient Absorption

Through it’s digestive-boosting properties, Frank also increases nutrient absorption and contributes to overall health.

10. Boosts Oral Health

Frankincense has strong antiseptic properties, and helps prevent infections, cavities, and smelly breath.  Frank is also a great addition to your oil pulling routine.

11. Cleanses Surfaces

Frank’s antiseptic qualities also make it the perfect household cleaner.  Ditch your chemical-laden cleaning supplies and add a few drops of Frankincense oil to water in a glass spray bottle to clean surfaces, or diffuse it to eliminate nasty odors and purify the air.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The information contained on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. 

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