Essential Oil Proves to Be Anti-Cancerous
Frankincense Essential Oil Proves to Be Anti-Cancerous
By Linda Lee
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) trees were considered extremely valuable during
ancient times and their location was often a matter of state secret. Egyptians used the incense to fumigate their
homes, for ritual incense and the oil for cosmetics. It was used as a holy anointing oil and as a general cure-all
for all diseases. It was also used to enhance meditation and elevate spiritual consciousness. History shows it was
used for embalming and as a perfume AND formed an important part of the Sabbath day offering. Frankincense or
olibanum was mentioned in the Scriptures over 50 times and is found in the books of Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, Chronicles, Nehemiah, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Matthew, and Revelations.
The actions of frankincense include anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, immune-stimulant, antidepressant and muscle
relaxing. It stimulates the limbic system as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. It is strongly
anti-viral, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and expectorant oil. Frankincense has the ability to
relax and revitalize at the same time.
Cancer Research Using Frankincense
There are a few researchers studying the effects of frankincense on various cancers with some degree of success.
In vitro effects show inhibition or stimulation of cell proliferation depending on the concentration of
frankincense oil in the growth media. A recent study conducted at the University of Oklahoma showed that
frankincense kills bladder cancer cells without harming surrounding tissue.
Studies are showing frankincense to be a strong immune-stimulant with some claiming that frankincense has the
ability to repair DNA. A Chinese study conducted in 2000 indicated that Boswellia has "anti-carcinogenic and
anti-tumor activities." These boswellic acids from frankincense inhibited "a variety of malignant cells" in people
suffering from leukemia and brain tumors. The Cancer Research Institute of the University of Nevada treated
cervical cancer with frankincense, in which "there was 72% inhibition and growth of non-cancerous cells." Other
studies have shown that boswellic acids from frankincense exert antiprolifertive activity toward a variety of
malignant cells. Another study showed that boswellic acids are potent apoptotic agents to cancer cells and another
one shows that Boswellic acids from frankincense gum exhibit potent cytotoxic activity against CNS tumors.
Why Hasn't the General Public Heard about This?It sounds incredulous but the anti-cancerous
effects of frankincense has been known for thousands of years. Does it work for everyone? No, but compared to the
effects of chemotherapy, frankincense DOES show great promise now and in the future. Frankincense
will never be promoted for the breakthrough that it is because there is no money to be made in its promotion.
Frankincense is expensive in comparison to other therapeutic grade oils but "cheap" in comparison to drugs like
Want to learn more about frankincense and other essential oils that can keep you healthy? The Institute of
Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy teaches classes throughout the United States on both aromatherapy and energy
(spiritual) healing. I'd like to invite you to explore our educational offerings.
And now I'd like you to claim your free instant access to a Special Report on Five Biblical Oils
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From Linda L. Smith, Director of the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy, a national program in
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