FRANKINCENSE Oil for Body, Mind & Spirit

by Cynthe on June 23, 2010

Frankincense resin and essential oIl with botanical illustrationReceived an incredible testimonial about Frankincense via email that I want to share with our readers right away, especially those of you who may be facing serious challenges in your lives or who know other folks who are.

This woman’s testimonial is corroborated by a recent BBC article on Frankincense’s effectiveness published FEB 2010.

Here’s an excerpt: Immunologist Mahmoud Suhail is hoping to open a new chapter in the history of frankincense…
“… when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted,” he says. “It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. “Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the [damaged] cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.

Working with frankincense could revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Currently, with chemotherapy, doctors blast the area around a tumour to kill the cancer, but that also kills healthy cells, and weakens the patient. Treatment with frankincense could eradicate the cancerous cells alone and let the others live.”


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Cynthe’s COMMENTS: Scientists tend to take the typical pharmaceutical approach of attempting to isolate Frankincense’s active anti-disease compounds, leading to problems with other chemical constituents that may cause other health issues (allergic reactions), when used singly. We need to respect these incredible essences, learning to use them WHOLE  just as Source has wisely created them.

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Just received additional info on Frankincense.  But, first, a bit of background on the following comments & testimonial…

At an educational convention in 2010, attendees gathered to exchange personal healing stories using these immune supportive products. Here’s more information from Dr. Suhail (the scientist quoted in the BBC article), who was a guest speaker:

“Dr Suhail, mentioned in the article, was at the convention for the whole time and gave a presentation along with being on a panel….I ran into Dr. Suhail at the farm and he gave me and the people I was with some Omani frankincense nuggets. We chewed them and it was quite pleasant, even though I was trying to get it out of my teeth for the rest of the day.

While he works in Oman as a physician, he said they can’t do clinical cancer research there because nobody* [in Oman] has cancer. There are NO cancer units at the two hospitals there. He sees 1 or 2 people with cancer every couple of years and I think he said those are people who have lived outside the country. The local people chew the frankincense resin and also soak it overnight and drink the water, so it is very much a part of their lives.

Yes, the scientific researchers are always looking for the one ingredient that is the magic bullet… and perhaps there is value in that for something. However, I agree with you that the magic is in the wholeness, not the parts. I’m sure Dr. Suhail knows that too, as he spoke a lot about the healing properties of the resin and oil.”

Don’t remember if he said ‘all of Oman’ or the area he’s living in (I think he’s in the capital, Salalah). Don’t think Oman is very big, though. I think Dr. Suhail said there were around 2 million people in Oman.

Just did a little Google search. * This article from 2006 says that they get 1,000 cases a year in the country [Oman], mostly breast, prostate and childhood leukemia.

So apparently, there is some cancer there, but not nearly at the rate of the rest of the world. This rate also might be a reflection of the more “modern” people who travel and have a more Western lifestyle.
~ BR

Here’s the inspiring testimonial, word-for-word, via BR:

[An acquaintance] I was chatting with called someone over to share her oil story with me. I was very moved as I listened to this woman’s account of her experience with cancer, its recurrence, and how frankincense…literally saved her life.

She told me that she’d been previously diagnosed with breast cancer, used frankincense…and the cancer went into remission. The cancer came back with a vengeance after seven years. This time it was affecting many areas of her body. I can’t remember exactly, but I think she mentioned the brain as well as other areas.

always buy the best essential oilsAfter receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the doctors told her that there was nothing else they could do and that she had six months to live. She started using frankincense…aggressively. She “rubbed it all over” [her] body and took six capsules a day.

She said….she owed it to her family, and especially her children, to fight for her life. And that since she’d succeeded in beating the cancer before, she could do it again. I think it’s very significant that this woman was empowered with a strong belief in healing herself and didn’t collapse under the death sentence of the doctors. I don’t remember the exact length of time…she marinated in and ingested frankincense oil, but I think she said that in 1.5 months she was cancer free.

I will try to reconnect with this woman and get a more complete report. If I can do that, I’ll pass along what I find out to you. Of course, everyone is different. One person’s life path and healing will not necessarily be the same as another’s. But what a great inspiration to know…we have such precious healing substances right at our fingertips and can freely share with others whose health and lives could potentially be transformed just by receiving this information.

FRANKINCENSE (Boswellia carterii & Boswellia sacra), traditional Middle Eastern holy anointing essential oils

Frankincense Tree being tapped for its resinous sap

Frankincense Tree being tapped for its precious sap

Various species of Frankincense have been revered for thousands of years and were used in ceremonies & traditional rituals as incense to improve communication with Source / Creator / God / Spiritual Guidance….whatever term is meaningful to us. The ancient Egyptians also used Frankincense to fumigate their homes, as a general cure for all diseases, in cosmetics, perfumes,and embalming.

PROPERTIES: Anti-Catarrhal, Anti-Depressant, Anti-Infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-Tumoral, Expectorant, Immune-stimulant (increases leukocyte activity to defend the body against infection), supports Nerves, prevents Scarring, Sedative.

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~ Emotionally: Frankincense promotes acceptance, emotional balance & stability, offers protection, fortitude, courage & resolution; increases introspection, spiritual awareness & inspiration, is an aid in meditative practices & prayerwork.

~ Physically: Frankincense supports the immune, bronchial, cardiovascular, digestive systems; nerves; skin, and is protective against many ailments & diseases such as diphtheria, gonorrhea, jaundice, herpes, meningitis, syphilis, TB, typhoid.

FRENCH MEDICAL USES: Asthma, Depression, Ulcers.

Frankincense Tears (Resin)

Frankincense ‘Tears’ (chunks of dried resin before distillation)

Bronchial System:
Useful for Bronchitis, Catarrah, Colds & Coughs, Laryngitis, Pneumonia. Boswellic acid (present is Frankincense) has been shown to be equivalent to a high potency dose of steroids;
One of the few Anti-Tumoral therapeutic essential oils. At a 2010 educational convention, Dr. H. K. Lin from University of Oklahoma discussed using Boswellic acid (from Frankincense) to destroy a variety of cancer cells successfully. He also stated Frankincense resin used daily ~ chewed like gum or soaked in water overnight and drunk upon arising ~  is a cancer preventive.
Helpful for High Blood Pressure, Hemorrhaging;
Digestive support:
Traditionally used to treat Diarrhea, heals Ulcers;
Endocrine Support:
Stimulates the Limbic system, Oxygenates the Hypothalamus, Pineal & Pituitary glands;
Immune support:
Frankincense resin has a high percentage of polysaccharides, boswellic acid and incensol which act as curatives and preventives in the human body. Frankincense is known to have DNA repair properties and cancer prevention properties because of the presence of alpha-pinenes, boswellic acid, and incensol which is considered very powerful for helping those with chronic degenerative diseases.
Nervous System: Heals brain damage, relieves Neuralgia & Sciatica;
Oral health: Sore throats & & Strep infections;
Prostate Issues
Skin regeneration: Aging, Infections – Staph, Insect repellent & soothes Insect / Snake Bites, is a remedy for Herpes, for Scarring, heal Sores & Wounds, Warts;
Stress & Tension:
Useful for counteracting Depression, Headaches, Stress, Tension, promotes positive attitudes;

If you are interested in where I source therapeutic oils, please contact me to learn more. For more information on alternative, integrative protocols, read this article about two innovative medical clinics in north America.

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Essential Oils for Physical Health & Well Being by Linda L. Smith. ISHA, JULY 2005.
Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Tenth Edition by Alan & Connie Higley. Abundant Health, OCT 2006.
The Fragrant Heavens, The Spiritual Dimension of Fragrance and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999.

Frankincense Tears ~
Frankincense Tree ~

Cynthia Brush, Young Living Oils Distributor #168709Cynthe Brush ~ Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist, Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used therapeutic essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

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{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Hill December 8, 2014 at 7:35 am

Hello. My husband was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade 4 (Primary Brain Cancer) in July of this year. I have so many people in my ear to research this and research that and try this and try that. I am so overwhelmed with all this research and feel the pressure of it all just sitting on my chest because I know how aggressive and hard to treat this type of cancer is, and all I want to do is help my husband as much as I can. He had radiation and takes chemo 5 days out of the month, but this standard care of treatment for this type of cancer doesn’t usually have good results. I’ve only heard good things about the essential oils and want to start him on the best regimen for brain cancer. Can you help me???? We have been living a complete total nightmare for 5 months now, and I feel so helpless. Thank you for any help or information you can give!

Cynthe December 8, 2014 at 10:51 am

Lisa ~ I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s health challenges. Completely understand your feeling of helplessness and overwhelm. We’ve been through this with beloved family members ourselves.

Please read my reply to Pamela A. earlier as I would make the same suggestion for you to consider. If you search our site for the word ‘cancer,’ several articles will appear that offer many ideas of immune supportive protocols. One friend, who works as a caregiver, really speaks highly of Essiac tea, a quart daily. It helped a dear friend with cancer live for 5 years past the 6 month timeline the doctors gave her.

There are other remarkable natural protocols that have helped folks recover from cancer. And there is research that shows chemo may not be the best choice for some folks. Please read my response to Susan Gatlin and the article linked there.

I am on vacation at the moment. Will be back by the 17th, if you wish to consider a consultation for your husband at that point.

Azhar December 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

Hi Cynthe
I’m looking in to essential oils and I wanted to know can frankincense be ingested as I’ve read different opinions. Some say it can and some strictly advise against it.

Cynthe December 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Hello Azhar ~ Thanks for your question. Did you read our article about Frankincense thoroughly? In it I quote a comment from Dr. Suhail who says in Oman it is common practice to soak Frankincense resin in drinking water or to chew on small nuggets of resin (similar to using chewing gum).

It is always wise to purchase from a reliable Frankincense producer or importer if you are going to use a product for health purposes.

Pamela Wilbur January 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Hello Cynthe,
You seem very kind and caring so I feel very comfortable to ask you Where to by the best Frankincense and Myrrh?

Pamela W.

Cynthe January 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Hi Pamela ~ I will reply to you via email on this question. Thanks for taking time to make a comment.

Pamela Wilbur January 12, 2015 at 6:06 am

Thankyou for your info. Me….Id rather try Gods way instead of man made medicine.

Thankyou so much.

Cynthe January 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

Pamela ~ Totally agree! I highly recommend reading this book and using this miraculously detox tea. From all the testimonials in the book and on-line, the tea supports the immune system to correct MANY issues, even serious ones. My husband and I have been reading the book loaned to us by a friend and are now using the tea for our own well-being.

Pat Hall January 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

I am a 65 year old woman who was diagnosed with metastasized ovarian cancer (stage 4) in 9/13. I did 6 rounds of chemo, had a complete hysterectomy 4/14, and the 4 more rounds of chemo. I responded well to both chemo and surgery. Since June/14 I’ve been on a maintenance avastin every 3 weeks. My CA125 tests results have been btw 4 – 6 until this last one (1/19/15) which was 20. Even though this is w/in the normal limits, my oncologist believes it could be a return of the cancer cells. I will have a CAT scan on 2/16/15. My doctor and I discussed the use of frankincense. She suggested I start it immediately to see if there is a change in all my blood work including the CA125. My other blood work is typically good. My problem is I don’t know the best place to order it, and I don’t know if I should use oral, topical or both and at what dosage. Could you please help me with this. I’ve checked the internet, but it is very confusing. Please email me this information as soon as possible. I appreciate your help. Thank you, Pat Hall

Lori January 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Thank you for helping so many people with your knowledge.
My sister’s mother in law has just been diagnosed with lymphoma. She is already undergoing radiation and chemo. I want to suggest frankincense along with that… is there a problem in doing both simultaneously? Should she limit her use of frankincense? How much might she take internally and how often? Thank you!!

Cynthe January 26, 2015 at 7:24 am

Pat ~ I’ve replied to you privately via email.

Cynthe January 26, 2015 at 7:37 am

Lori ~ It’s fine to use Frankincense at the same time for immune support. She could use it topically on her feet, am/pm, and wherever she’s being exposed to the radiation therapy. If your sister’s mother-in-law seems open to the idea of natural alternatives, then she could consider our Frankincense pamphlet for other internal use suggestions besides ideas mentioned in the woman’s testimonial in this article.

Christi January 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I just had a zyto scan done this evening. I had 34 points off with 25 of those being frankincense. The others were 4 for lemon two for digestion, one for metabolizing oils and one for marjoram. Of course everyone knows Frank as the cancer oil which has me pretty freaked out. What else in your opinion would pull a marker that high?

Cynthe January 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Hi Christi ~ I was not aware of Zyto scans. Did a quick look on-line, but need to read more to understand what it is capable of, how accurate the readings are, what effects the results, what being ‘off’ means, etc.

First off, do yourself and your well-being a BIG favor…don’t freak out. Frankincense is awesome for SO MANY reasons:
~ It can calm us down (sounds like that might be just what you need) ;~}
~ Raises our frequency therefore bolstering our immune system
~ Helps correct our DNA if anything is impacting us (like damaging toxins in the environment, infectious diseases, and more)

Please read our article thoroughly, especially the part right after the picture of the Frankincense tree where all Frankincense’s marvelous benefits are listed.

Lisa January 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

I am battling breast cancer, 16 rounds of chemo, double mastectomy a month ago and lymph node removal from both arms and will start radiation in two weeks. I am very interested in using Frankincense but wasn’t aware you could ingest until I read your post. Would you know the dosage for the capsules and where I can purchase ingestable Frankincense? I appreciate your time and love your website!

Cynthe January 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

Hi Lisa ~ Thanks for your kind words!

Sorry to hear you’re having to deal with such a health challenge. Have you started / completed the chemo sessions or is that what your oncologist has scheduled for you? If chemo is done, you may want to read the book about and use the gentle, miraculously healing, detox tea I mentioned to Pamela Wilbur several comment earlier….the links to those items are in the comment. From all the testimonials in the book and in on-line reviews, the tea supports our immune systems to correct MANY issues, even serious ones.

I purchase Frankincense essential oil for topical & internal use from Young Living Essential Oils. They also sell Sacred Frankincense, which is being studied for its positive effects on diseases like you’re experiencing. If you decide to buy from Young Living, let them know you found out about their products using my name: Cynthia Brush and YLO customer #168709.

I’ve put together a Frankincense reference pamphlet on other internal protocols for using Frankincense as well.

There’s no prescribed capsule ‘dosage.’ The person quoted in this article used 6 capsules daily (my guess is 2 caps filled, morning – noon – night). Folks who use these oils as alternative remedies for themselves basically are experimenting and following their own intuition on this. You could read our article on Orange essential oil for more ideas. Look right under the botanical illustration for a woman’s testimonial suggestions.

Best wishes for a full recovery!

Pamela Wilbur January 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Cynthe…Hello again. Well, as you can see, I started something with the Frankincense! That’s good, because Ladies we NEED to do something else besides relying on man-made medicine. I’m NOT saying it’s not good, BUT think of GOD’S creations and HIS medicine. Let’s try it, what do we have to lose? I’ve read on these oils and i am going to also try the orange oil, which is also good for cancer, HATE the word! Oils give you a sign of peace and well-being. Myrrh is another I’m going to try. Think of it….What did the Three Kings bring Jesus? It makes sense to me. God Bless us all, we are in this together.
I will pray for all of you and me.
Thank you Cynthe,
Pamela Wilbur

Colleen February 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

I have just started using essential oils. I rub a drop or two every day on my breasts, you can also rub it on your lower abdomen. I’ve read it’s excellent for “the girls” and reproductive organs. I would love to hear an update from Pat Hall, and I pray that she is doing well.

Cynthe February 20, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Pamela ~ Totally agree with you ‘it’s best to use God’s medicine.’ Appreciate your enthusiasm, too!

Cynthe February 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for your enthusiasm! Pamela ~ I totally agree with learning to use God’s natural medicines for healing.

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