How to Use Frankincense Oil for Cancer

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Using frankincense oil for cancer is a traditional remedy that has been popularized due to the many active ingredients in this oil, but it is important to understand the full effects of this oil.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is an essential oil derived from the aromatic resin obtained from trees in the Boswellia genus. Since ancient times, frankincense has been praised for its many medicinal effects and has been used for perfumery, aromatherapy, topical and internal use. This oil is extracted from the resin using steam distillation and is high in certain antioxidants and active ingredients, such as sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, and ketones, as well as various other antioxidants.

Recently, frankincense has received newfound attention for its potential effects on cancerous growth and tumors. While this oil has traditionally been used for skin conditions and its psychological effects, its abilities to counter free radicals and prevent cellular mutation has made it a common subject for study. The active ingredient in this oil is boswellic acid and has proven anti-inflammatory properties that can lower the risk of oxidative stress and chronic disease, including cancer. This oil is primarily used in topical and aromatherapeutic applications, although some still claim that ingestion can have effects on certain other cancers.

A bottle of frankincense oil with frankincense resin crystals

Frankincense essential oil is a great perfume. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

How to Use Frankincense Oil for Cancer?

If you want to use frankincense oil to lower your risk of cancer or treat the symptoms of cancer, you will need to use different concentrations and forms of this extract, depending on the type of cancer. It has been known to show improvement in case of skin, breast, and ovarian cancer, among others.

Skin Cancer

When the initial symptoms of skin cancer, such as discolored growths, appear on the skin, you can apply 4-5 drops of this powerful oil to help slow the spread of the carcinoma.

Breast Cancer

You can take oral frankincense oil in capsules for breast cancer, or blend 4-5 drops of the oil with a carrier oil and then spread it gently on the breasts to lower your risk or slow the spread of cancerous growth.

Ovarian Cancer

By reducing inflammation and boosting immunity, this oil can help to lower your risk of ovarian cancer, although specific research is limited in this area.

Bladder Cancer

Studies have found that the extract from various Boswellia species is able to neutralize bladder cancer cells by inducing apoptosis.

Brain Cancer

Using aromatherapy and internal ingestion of this oil, brain cancer symptoms can be mitigated, as there are antioxidants and volatile compounds in this oil. Protection Status
About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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