Frankincense (boswellia serrata) has long-been praised for its therapeutic properties in
the Middle East. It is widely used to treat a variety of ailments and in ancient times held
value that rivaled the value of gold. This oil is extremely anti-inflammatory, and since
inflammation is believed to be a key cause in a variety of illnesses, frankincense stands out
as an obvious choice for immune support.
brain, hypothalamus, thyroid, and pituitary glands. These glands all work in sync to support
a healthy immune system. Using frankincense assists in the function of these glands at their
very best, and aids in the production of white blood cells, which are crucial to immune
Many hospitals in Europe are currently researching the immunity benefits of frankincense
on various patients, in particular those with weakened immune systems due to cancer
treatments. A regimen involving frankincense can prove to be very beneficial to the body,
especially in colder winter months that harbor the dreaded cold and flu season.
How to use frankincense to boost immunity:
Place a few drops in about a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as olive, coconut or jojoba oils)
and rub generously onto feet. Cover with socks and wear for a few hours or overnight.
Take ½ teaspoon of undiluted frankincense oil and gently rub on the skin along the spine.
Repeat 1-2 times daily to stimulate and strengthen the immune system.
Frankincense oil also induces a sense of calm, and can relieve stress that can potentially
weaken the immune system. Place 5-10 drops in a vapor diffuser and allow the scent to
penetrate both the environment as well as your senses.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.