Frankincense has a long history of use in ancient cultures, both in healing and worship. Scientists have studied frankincense for its anti-bacterial immuno-stimulant, anti-depressant and muscle relaxing potential. Some of the ways we use frankincense around the home:
❤️ Blended with jojoba oil as a two-ingredient daily moisturiser
🌱 Diffuse and inhale to calm and clear the mind with its powerful grounding effects ✨ As a woody base note for perfume blends 🤩 Diluted with a carrier oil in a roller bottle directly over affected area to assist in reducing inflammation and discomfort and improve mobility
💕Add to daily skincare routines to improve the appearance of skin
Frankincense has been relied on for millenia for its therapeutic benefits and modern scientific research has begun to prove the ancient wisdom. Here are some PubMed study numbers if you want to take a closer look:
💧 Fascinating study detailing the analgesic, tranquilising, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects of frankincense. (See: PubMedCentral 27117114)
💧Frankincense facilitates the acquisition and retention of motor memory in a specific group study. (See: PubMed 31317694)
💧This study suggests frankincense can be beneficial in improvement of memory. (See: PubMed 29306113)
💧 A key constituent of frankincense is alpha-pinene, which has been found to provide protection against UVA-induced oxidative stress and inflammation in human skin cells. (See: PubMed 30292828)
💧Frankincense may enhance the cognitive outcome of patients with brain injury (24088189) and in animal models (18414499). 💧 Limonene is another key constituent of frankincense essential oil. There has been a lot of research around limonene in the past few decades, so definitely search that term on the PubMed database to find a study that fascinates you. Here are a few to get you started. (See: PubMed 20492298, 11142088, 7948106)
💧Compounds such as pinene and limonene, linked to increased immune function (PubMedCentral: PMC2793341).
💧Frankincense improves spatial memory retrieval (29966740) and cognitive function (28392957) in animal models.