“Frankincense allows us to remain focused on the tasks at hand by keeping us calm, cool, and collected when chaos is all around us.”
Frankincense is not a strange scent in aromatherapy. It is extracted from the sap or ‘resin’ of the Boswellia sacra tree (Boswellia carterii), which has a delicate, sweet, woody fragrance that can last and stick up to hours of direct application onto the skin.
As a matter of fact, the use of frankincense has been widely recognized since ancient times, both for sacred and medicinal practices. In aromatherapy, frankincense is best for treating colds, coughs, indigestions, and ulcers. Not just that, the aroma oozing from frankincense also works best for one’s mental relaxation for it also alleviates stress, anxiety, and depression levels. The soothing effect is effective in calming the mind and minimising instances of panic attacks.
In a time where people are most vulnerable to stress and anxiety, it is advisable to always have something to calm our nerves. Social pressures are ever-present to knocking our guards off or draining our mental juices. But, this should not have to be the case from day-to-day. Frankincense, especially one that is already extracted and processed into an essential oil, has a promising effect on health. It’s mood enhancement properties is known to fight anxiousness quite remarkably. Moreso, it exhibits and provides exceptional support for one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being.
Here is a list of other benefits that frankincense essential oil has in store for your health:
- May reduce arthritis
- Improve gut function
- Improves asthma
- Maintains oral health
- Ease anxiety
- Establishes mindfulness
- Sleep booster
- Strengthens immunity
- Improves skincare
The application of Frankincense essential oils is best paired with active meditation, physical exercise, and a nutrient-rich diet.