Frankincense can be used topically, aromatically or internally.
Properties: Anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumor, expectorant, immune stimulant and sedative.
Historical Uses: Frankincense is a holy oil in the Middle East. As an ingredient in the holy incense, it was used anciently during sacrificial ceremonies to help improve communication with the creator.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help with aging, allergies, bites (insect & snake), bronchitis, carbuncles, catarrh, colds, diarrhea, diphtheria, gonorrhea, headaches, healing, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, jaundice, laryngitis, meningitis, nervous conditions, prostate problems, pneumonia, respiratory problems, sciatic pain, sores, spiritual awareness, staph, strep, stress, syphilis, T.B., tension, tonsillitis, typhoid and wounds. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood-brain barrier. It may also help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands. It increases the activity of leukocytes, defending the body against infection. Frankincense may also help a person have a better attitude, which may help to strengthen the immune system.
Body System Affected: Emotional balance, Immune system, Nervous system and Skin.
Aromatic Influence: This oil helps to focus energy, minimize distractions and improve concentration. It eases hyperactivity, impatience, irritability and restlessness and can help enhance spiritual awareness and meditation.
Application: Can be applied neat (without dilution) when used topically. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As A Dietary Supplement: Approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive and Flavoring Agent. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp honey or in 4 oz of beverage. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years and over.
This information was taken from “Modern Essentials – A Therapeutic Guide to the use of Essential Oils” Pages 48-49
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”