Boswellia Sacra Frankincense Essential Oil
Only 100% Pure and Hand Harvested Hojari Frankincense Resins are used in producing our Frankincense Essential Oil because we believe only Frankincense Essential Oil of the highest standards of quality is good enough for our customers, here at Chronic Tonics.
This fine Hojari Frankincense Resin is only produced by the Boswellia Sacra species of Frankincense tree, which grows natively in the Dhofar region of Oman. Therefore the Frankincense Essential Oil produced by this species is highly prized for both its rarity and its high therapeutic properties.
Sacred Sacra Olibanum
10 Benefits of Frankincense Oil
Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions
When inhaled, frankincense oil been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure. It has anti-anxiety and depression-reducing abilities, but unlike prescription medications, it does not have negative side effects or cause unwanted drowsiness.
For example, in mice, burning Boswellia resin as incense had antidepressive effects. “Incensole acetate, an incense component, elicits psychoactivity by activating TRPV3 channels in the brain.” This channel in the brain is implicated in the perception of warmth in the skin. (1)
Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness
Studies have demonstrated that frankincense benefits extend to immune-enhancing abilities that may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses and even cancers. Researchers at Mansoura University in Egypt conducted a lab study and found that frankincense oil exhibits strong immunostimulant activity. (2, 3)
It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth or in your home. This is the reason many people choose to use frankincense to naturally relieve oral health problems; the antiseptic qualities of this oil may help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections from occurring. (4)
May Help Fight Cancer or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
Several research groups have found that frankincense has promising anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects when tested in lab studies and on animals. Frankincense oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer. Researchers in China investigated the anticancer effects of frankincense and myrrh oils on five tumor cells lines in a lab study. The results showed that human breast and skin cancer cell lines showed increased sensitivity to the combination of myrrh and frankincense essential oils. (5)
A 2012 study even found that a chemical compound found in frankincense called AKBA is successful at killing cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy, which may make it a potential natural cancer treatment. (6)
Astringent and Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria
Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the ability to eliminate cold and flu germs from the home and the body naturally, and it can be used in place of chemical household cleaners.
A lab study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology found that the combination of frankincense oil and myrrh oil is particularly effective when used against pathogens. These two oils, which have been used in combination since 1500 BC, have synergistic and additive properties when exposed to microorganisms like Cryptococcus neoformans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (7)
Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
Frankincense benefits include the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like) structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin. (8)
Research suggests that frankincense oil can be used to improve memory and learning functions. And some animal studies even show that using frankincense during pregnancy may increase the memory of a mother’s offspring.
In one such study, when pregnant rats received frankincense orally during their gestation period, there was a significant increase in the power of learning, short-term memory and long-term memory of their offspring. (9)
May Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility
Frankincense oil benefits may include reducing symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels, although the research on this topic is limited. It has been used to help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and mood swings. Frankincense oil may also help with regulating estrogen production and may reduce the risk of tumor or cyst development in premenopausal women.
Animal studies have shown that frankincense oil can be used as a fertility promoting agent, which may be due to the oil’s chemical structure acting similarly to that of steroids. When frankincense was used on rats internally, it increased fertility, and the number of implantations and viable fetuses, which suggests that the oil may possibly increase sperm motility and density. (10)
Frankincense helps the digestive system to properly detox and produce bowel movements. It may also help to reduce pain and cramping in the stomach, relieve nausea, flush out excess water from the abdomen that can cause bloating and even relieve PMS-related stomach pains. (11)
It does this by speeding up the secretion of digestive enzymes, increasing urination production, relaxing the muscles of the digestive tract and also helps improve circulation, which is needed for proper digestive health. It’s been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and IBS. (12)
Acts as a Sleep Aid
Frankincense uses include lowering levels of anxiety or chronic stress that can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep. This natural sleep aid helps open breathing passages, allows your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature and can eliminate pain that keeps you up. (13)
Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain
Frankincense can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules associated with conditions like arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders like IBS and many more conditions. (14)
It can be useful in helping prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue and has been shown to significantly reduce levels of dangerous and painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment option for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons.
How to use Chronic Tonics Boswellia Sacra Frankincense Essential Oil
Safe for Internal and External Use
Our oil is 100% Pure and Non-Toxic and is generally considered to be safe for internal use when used as directed.
As each person is different we suggest that when ingesting for the first time, you begin with 1 drop and work your way up to the stated dose as your tolerance increases.
Place drops under tongue
You can place 1 – 2 drops directly under your tongue. Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and swallow.
Alternatively, you can mix 2 – 3 drops in a tea spoon of honey or olive oil and ingest.
Mix with herbal tea
Add 2 – 4 drops of Sacra Oil to a cup of warm, but not boiling herbal tea. Add honey and mix. The honey is optional however it allows the oil to fully disperse through tea.
You may also use 400 – 500 ml of water or juice.
Diluted – You can dilute 3 – 5 drops of our Sacra Oil with 20 – 30 ml of your favourite carrier oil such as olive, coconut or jojoba. Works great when massaged into aching limbs.
Neat – Place a drop on each of your temples, one drop on the centre of your forehead and one drop on the base of the back of the neck.
Place 2 – 3 drops of our Sacra Oil in the centre of a handkerchief. Hold the handkerchief over your mouth and take a couple of deep breaths.
Alternatively, you can use an empty nasal inhaler and place 3 -4 drops on the cotton swab inside the container.
Add 3 – 5 drops of Sacra Oil to 30 ml water in your steam diffuser.