Frankincense has no side-effects and extremely safe. Studies have shown it to induce tumor death and cerebral swelling in brain cancer by 75% alone.
Frankincense has shown to have potent anti-cancer properties, directly targeting tumor growth and resetting damaged DNA.
So What Frankincense Should You Choose?
So far most of the studies done are on the type of Frankincense called Boswellia Serrata. The other types of Frankincense Boswellia are still considered to be of medicinal value and safe - and they are cheaper.
However, ancient Ayurveda (Indian Medicine) has used primarily Boswellia Serrate to cure disease, so it does seem like this type may be of higher medicinal value.
If any of you happen to be essential oil specialists, I would love to hear your experience with the different types of Frankincense etc. Leave a comment in the field below.
There Are 3 Basic Things To Check For, When Looking For An Essential Oil For Therapeutic Purposes.
1. Organic - you do not want to use plant medicine loaded with pesticides, that makes no sense.
2. Purity - you do not want to use essential oils that have been diluted into other extracts that are not meant for human consumption. Typically cheap essential oils made for aroma use in house will do this. Look at the label. Is it pure essential oil? If not, don't get it.
3. Wild crafted - this is not a must, but wild crafted will have a higher ORAC value due to having been grown in mineral-rich areas.
I do use internal dosing of essential oils as plant medicine for my clients. Taking a few drops under the tongue in the morning, typically.
However, I do not generally recommend taking it internally without professional guidance. This is, after all, medicine; regardless of it being plant-based.
Also, even though Frankincense is one of the most gentle and non-toxic plant medicines out there, it is a good idea to always do a skin test, before starting using any essential oil. Dash a drop of essential oil on your wrist and wait a couple hours. If your skin reacts with red rash to a drop of this, or any essential oil for that matter, it's a no-go.
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