Tradition tells us that the three wise men gave the infant Jesus gifts of gold to honor his royalty, frankincense as a perfume, and myrrh for anointing.
Other sources claim that the wise men from the Far East were actually being more practical by giving the baby Jesus these precious, costly essential oils that could double up as potential medical remedies.
For over 5,000 years, frankincense has had many vital uses that go well beyond just being an anointing oil. It was used to support the immune system, fight infection and cure disease, even as a potential natural treatment for cancer. People who have added frankincense to their natural health cancer care plan may find themselves experiencing double-benefits from this amazing essential oil.
A growing body of research has recently unlocked the doors to our understanding of why frankincense benefits our health. In a study published by Phytotherapy Research, when mice took 1–10 milligrams of Boswellia serrata orally, researchers discovered that multiple levels of their immune systems were stimulated.
In layman’s terms, frankincense can significantly boost the immune system.
This may also explain why frankincense is effective in helping treat autoimmune conditions like bronchial asthma, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis.
Implement frankincense into your natural health regimen today and see how frankincense benefits your immune function. This essential oil can be used in diffusers with ease to treat respiratory conditions, or you can use it as an essential oil or salve directly on your skin.Dr. Josh AxeNOTE: Dr Axe’s degrees are in chiropractic, and naturopathic medicine. He is not a medical doctor. Dr. Axe sells ‘essential oils’ from his website.