- Isaiah prophesied the coming of the Wise Men; “6 Vast caravans of camels will converge on you, the camels of Midian and Ephah. The people of Sheba will bring gold and frankincense and will come worshiping the LORD.” (Isaiah 60:6).
- The gifts to baby Jesus in Matthew 2:11; “11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
- It is the required incense on a grain offering: “15 The priest on duty will take from the grain offering a handful of the choice flour moistened with olive oil, together with all the frankincense. He will burn this representative portion on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.”
No wonder Frankincense is called King of the Oils! Not only is the oil considered to be a pleasing aroma to the Lord and a gift to the baby Jesus, but it was used to anoint the newborn sons of kings! Its renowned nickname seems ironic now, doesn’t it? However, Frankincense is more than an oil used for grain offerings and anointing. Let’s take a look.
FRANKINCENSE USES AND BENEFITS
IT’S AN ASTRINGENT – Frankincense is an astringent property that can strengthen and maintain the health of gums, hair roots, skin tone, muscles, intestines, and blood vessels. This property alone can protect from premature loss of teeth and hair. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and combat the loss of firmness in limbs associated with age. Apply to desired areas or take four drops via veggie capsule to optimize the benefits of this oil.
PROMOTES APOPTOSIS – According to a study conducted in 2016, Frankincense can promote healthy cell death—also known as apoptosis. This may reduce the risks of malignant growths or other unexpected mutations. Apply to affected areas and take four drops via veggie capsule to utilize Frankincense’s pro-apoptotic effects against cells.
KEEPS UTERUS HEALTHY – Another study conducted by Jane Buckle, ex-faculty at the University of Minnesota and author of Clinical Aromatherapy in Nursing, concluded that Frankincense is good for uterine health. Frankincense can regulate the production of the estrogen hormone, proper menstrual cycles, and other gynecologic conditions. Apply to affected areas and take four drops via veggie capsule to keep your reproductive and endocrine system healthy
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Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.