Friday, January 31, 2014

Frankincense (2) What it's known for...

Frankincense is known for being useful for breaking down mucous, fighting anxiety, cancer, infections, depression, inflammation, and stimulating the immune system.

Here is the breakdown of how it works it's magic:

Skin:

  • Traditionally Frankincense has been used for skincare. It's known for helping promote healthy skin, reduce scars/wounds/stretch marks and reducing wrinkles
  • Can be used in treatments for warts, moles and skin infections

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Stomach:

  • Used for digestion and digestion related issues such as ulcers, vomit. 
  • Used to be ingested. If ingested, chew it like a gum and only pure forms should be used (please note that I am not advocating that you eat Frankincense!)
  • Also used for dysentery, fevers, leprosy


Lungs:

  • Inhaling incense or burning oils is said to help with bronchitis, laryngitis and asthma
  • Cleans respiratory tract
  • Sedating or cooling on lungs, thus helps with coughs
  • Helps with voice loss (see above)
  • Enhances immunity prevention in body

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Mental Health:

  • Helps relieve depression
  • Reduces stress/nervousness
  • Dispels fears
  • Relaxing/Rejuvenating


Spiritual:

  • Known as being sacred, used to communicate with the Divine
  • Promotes spiritual awareness


Other:

  • Has been used in compresses for hemorrhoids
  • Ayurvedic system uses it for strengthening female hormone system (not quite sure what that means though)
  • Helps with urinary tract infections
  • Oil pulling with Frankincense helps reduce gum disease
  • Relieves headaches and restless leg syndrome
  • Reduces aches and pains in muscles, bones and joints

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