Essential oils have been used in aromatherapy for a long time thanks to their powerful properties and the ability to treat various ailments. Some can reduce stress and anxiety; some oils can treat infections and some can even treat cancer.
Such is the case of frankincense oil. This unusually named essential oil can trigger apoptosis in cancer cells and prevent their growth, effectively preventing the spread of cancer as well. The frankincense oil is derived from the resin of the Olibanum tree and has been used as far back as Anglo-Saxon and Egyptian times.
Frankincense oil possesses powerful astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, disinfectant, antiseptic and digestive properties, and according to recent research, the oil can also treat cancer. Studies have shown that frankincense oil can treat stomach, lung, breast, prostate, colorectal and colon cancer and can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Dr. Hsueh Kung Lin from the University of Oklahoma says that the oil can destroy cancer in the advanced stages by inducing apoptosis in the cancer cells. The oil can also regulate the cell cycle that is responsible for the development of cancer.
According to experts from the Baylor University from Dallas, frankincense oil works by activating certain genes which boost the healing process and is a great future remedy for cancer. A 2011 study showed that the oil works far safer than prescribed medications against a variety of diseases. It reduced the brain swelling in 60-75% of the participants.
Mahomoud Suhali, an immunologist, says that frankincense oil works by repairing the corrupted DNA code which is the main trigger for cancer development. The oil can separate the nucleus from the cytoplasm and close it, effectively preventing it from sharing the corrupted DNA code.
To use the oil against cancer, you should rub it on your neck 3 times a day, or consume 3 drops of it in 8 oz. of water thrice a day.