People have started putting various fruits and veggies in their water, including lemons, limes, cucumbers, raspberries, etc. But, did you know that you can also make frankincense water, which is extremely beneficial and proven to treat various conditions?
Frankincense in obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia when their bark is cut. The leaking resin hardens and is scrapped off the trunk. Frankincense can be found in dried form or in the form of an essential oil. It has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for a very long time now.
Frankincense has been studied as potential treatment for some cancers, anxiety, asthma, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn`s disease. “If these ancient remedies can indeed provide relief for the many patients who suffer from these potentially devastating illnesses, the great incense roads of antiquity may flourish once again.”
In western Oman, frankincense is used for everything from toothpaste and deodorant to drink flavoring and food. Its healing properties cannot be neglected and keeping it handy is a must! Starting with frankincense resin water is an easy way to incorporate this herb in your daily diet, but first you need to learn the difference between Frankincense resin, frankincense essential oil, and fragrance oil.
Frankincense resin is the sap obtained from the Boswellia sacra tree after it is cut and then dried. The essential oil is made by distilling the raw resin, and the fragrance oils are created with synthetic chemicals in a highly artificial manner. “Although they smell good and are typically less expensive, fragrance oils do not give you the therapeutic benefits of organic essential oils.”
Benefits of Frankincense Resin Water
- Anti-carcinogenic (prevents cancer, may help heal cancer)
- Eases Fever and Headaches
- Prevents digestive problems
- Strengthens immune system
- Works as a Natural Diuretic
- Strengthens, tones, and lifts the skin, muscles, and internal organs
- Promotes skin and tissue regeneration
- Improves joint health
- Help get rid of toxins
- Helps with stress relief and inflammation
- Penetrates the blood-brain barrier
- Helps with bronchitis
- Help relieve sore throats
How To Make Frankincense Resin Water:
- 1 bag of Frankincense Resin
- 1 quart glass jar
- 1 quart of purified water
Put the bag of frankincense resin at the bottom of the glass quart jar. Bring the water to boil and then pour it over the resin in the glass jar. Cover the top and let it sit overnight.
The following day, sip the water during the day! Don’t drink it all at once, but a few ounces per day. To boost your immune system and protect yourself from various health issues, space it out a little.
Frankincense Essential Oil:
The essential oil provides many health benefits, too. You can diffuse it in the room, ingest in small amounts, inhale the smell, or apply it topically.
“The astringent property of frankincense oil can help strengthen gums, stop the bleeding from wounds and cuts, help with skin health, reverse signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Frankincense oil can break up phlegm deposits in your respiratory tract and lungs, and can relieve bronchitis-related congestion. It can suppress the production of key inflammatory cells, helping to prevent the breakdown of cartilage tissue in patients with arthritis.”
Additional Health Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil
- Prevents dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities, or oral infection
- Reduces acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores and prevents wrinkles
- Relieves gastrointestinal discomfort, cramps, PMS, IBS, stomach aches, gas, constipation
- Removes scars, wounds, and stretch marks