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