Frankincense for year-round body benefits
Frankincense is a resin which is gaining popularity due to its remarkable properties; we have heard about the wise men's gift of Frankincense to baby Jesus in the bible; well, Frankincense was a wise' gift to bring. It is an oil that has many therapeutic benefits Distilled from the resin of the Boswellia tree. This tree typically grows in the dry, mountainous regions of India, Africa, and the Middle East.
It has a clean, pine woody aroma with deep spicy yet citrussy notes; it can be taken orally, inhaled or absorbed through the skin
Here are 8 benefits of Frankincense to name but a few…
It may help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
When inhaled, Frankincense oil has been shown to possess anti-anxiety properties. Studies have shown that the resin has an analgesic and tranquilising effect, and its soothing properties can help calm a busy mind, reducing anxiety.
Improves concentration and memory
Research suggests that frankincense oil stimulates and oxygenates the brain's limbic system. Which helps to improve mental clarity and memory function
It can kill harmful bacteria and germs
Since 1500 BC, frankincense oil has been used as an antiseptic and disinfectant agent known to display antimicrobial effects. as a result, it makes a great natural alternative to chemical household cleaners.
May help your immune system
Research conducted at the Mansoura University in Egypt found that frankincense oil can prevent germs and bacteria from forming on the skin in your mouth.
They reduce inflammatory conditions such as rheumatism arthritis, bronchial asthma, and osteoarthritis,
May prevent signs of ageing
According to studies, Frankincense may reduce redness and skin sensitivity. Benefits include strengthening skin and improving its tone, elasticity, defence mechanisms against blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. In addition, it may help tone and lift skin.
Heal skin condition and rejuvenate
With its extraordinary ability to lower inflammation and improve the skin's healing process, Frankincense can be used to prevent and help fade scars. that is backed up by scientific research.
this means it is a great oil to help
May improve relaxation
With the relaxation properties that Frankincense possesses, it may be that it can also give you a more restful night's sleep. Contemporary studies have shown that resin indeed has analgesic and tranquilising effects
TIP = Purer mama nourish oil or body butter makes a great relaxing, therapeutic aid; before and after pregnancy, rub your bump, inhale and speak to your baby. – to begin bonding and forming positive emotions and memories of your little one. During labour, it can purify and massage your hands, feet or back to aid a calming, supportive environment.
After birth, use it as 'me time' to massage and restore the skin on your bump and give yourself some well-deserved recovery time.
Katina Thomas – CBT Therapist
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