Frankincense oil has been renowned since ancient time for its cosmetic skin benefits. It has highly anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-acne, anti-fungal, anti-aging, anti-scarring and anti-bacterial properties. It is used to promote healthy skin, rejuvenate tired, dull and blemished skin.
Used medicinally, this anti-inflammatory oil is known to soothe inflamed skin by reducing the sensations of redness, swelling, and itching. It helps to disinfect and tighten the pores, thereby promoting the speedy healing of cuts, wounds, and scars. It is used to relieve flatulence, stimulate the growth of new skin cells, and stimulate blood flow and circulation among other competencies.1
One substance found in Frankincense is “boswellic acid, which may help fight inflammation. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, and heat. In 2006, a study published in Planta Medica showed a number of ways the boswellic acid in frankincense might fight inflammation. The authors noted that boswellic acid inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, and it might also target free radicals and cytokines. All of these play a role in inflammation.”2
Frankincense has potent anti-inflammatory properties that will sooth and calm down acne inflammation, eczema, sun burn, and psoriasis. It speeds up the recovery of damaged skin, promotes cell regeneration and encourages new skin growth.
Prevents and Reduces Wrinkles and Fades Scarring
Its astringent and cytophylactic qualities help Frankincense oil to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections such as discoloration. It stimulates the growth of new cells, thus when used on cuts it promotes faster healing.3
Wound Healing and Oral Health
Substances that occur in frankincense have a number of possible health benefits including controlling bleeding, speeding up the wound-healing process, improving oral health, fighting inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and improving uterine health .4
- New Directions, Aromatics, https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-frankincense-oil.html
- MedicalNewsToday, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314366 Boswellic Acids in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, Dept. of Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, 2006 https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-2006-947227
- New Directions, Aromatics https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-frankincense-oil.html
- MedicalNewsToday, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314366