This resin enhances the flow of blood through the veins and arteries damaged by inflammation, which further helps the joints of the bones threatened by arthritic, and its powerful anti-inflammatory operation helps with Crohn’s disease and cysts.For most people it is known as part of a service for incense premises due to a belief that drives evil spirits, but few know that actually frankincense is aromatic resin extracted from the tree Bosvelija, which grows throughout Asia and Africa, it is also one of the oldest known fragrances in the world.

It traded even 5,000 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, where he was worth like gold, and because of its properties in Egypt was used for embalming mummies.

But, besides religious rituals, frankincense has its application in aromatherapy, cosmetics, massage, even during treatment.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) is used for thousands of years to treat arthritis, wound healing, strengthening the female hormonal system and protection against pathogenic microorganisms.

According to Ayurveda, daily incense with frankincense in the home brings good health of all family members. Since ancient times is used in the Middle East to maintain oral health. The local people have a habit of chewing resin of frankincense, for better health of teeth and gums, as it has antimicrobial properties and prevents infection.

In the West, frankincense is most known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The active medicinal ingredients of frankincense are sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes, diterpenes and boswellic acids. Boswellic acids are the most important ingredient of frankincense. They have strong anti-inflammatory action, and effectively relieves pain caused by arthritis, and do not cause side effects.

In addition, frankincense improves circulation and blood flow through the veins and arteries damaged by inflammation, which further helps the joints of the bones threatened by arthritic. Its powerful anti-inflammatory operation helps with Crohn’s disease and cysts.

Some studies have shown that frankincense may help in the treatment of several types of cancer – malignant melanoma, bladder cancer and a brain tumor.

It was confirmed that the extract of frankincense, frankincense acetate, reduces neurological damage, eases depression and anxiety, prevent diseases of the blood vessels and reduces the level of bad cholesterol.

In aromatherapy frankincense is used to reduce stress, tension, hysteria and depression. Massage and bath with oil of frankincense helps with menstrual pain and inflammation of the bladder, a beneficial effect on the airways and makes it easier to bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, frequent colds and allergies.

Pour on hand a few drops of oil and inhale them several times a day or inhale frankincense tincture (1 teaspoon per liter of hot water).

It is believed that incense can stop snoring – for this purpose, it is necessary with frankincense oil to lubricate your neck, breasts, and the area around the nose. This resin is excellent and for the skin care – helps with acne, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and wounds.

What is important, new toxicological studies have confirmed that extracts of frankincense are safe, both for external and for internal use.

Important: Do not use frankincense if you drink medicines to thin the blood, suffering from high blood pressure, you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, keep in mind that it cannot uses clean oil of frankincense, it must be diluted in base oil or water.

Products of frankincense

Frankincense and products from it is now being imported from India. For the treatment used resin of frankincense that is collected throughout the year, and from it is prepared tinctures, oils, creams and supplements based on frankincense. Edible frankincense must be transparent, without black or brown dots. It is usually slightly yellowish, with a tinge of greenish color, and chews it like chewing gum. For indoor use, you can use frankincense in capsules, and frankincense, and its products can be found in herbal pharmacies and health food stores.

Legend says that Jesus, when he was a baby for gift received frankincense, and that’s a gift that should not be rejected!