Research Update on Frankincense’s Cancer Fighting Potential

Here’s an update on the incredible scientific research showing Frankincense essential oils destroy cancer cells effectively, while leaving healthy cells functioning normally at the same concentrations.*

Frankincense

Frankincense resin, from which the essential oil is distilled.

Frankincense essential oil, and it’s components (including Boswellic acids) have been shown to cause natural cell death of cancer cells in EVERY STUDY THUS PERFORMED! (By the way, there seems to be no reason the boswellic acids need be separated from the oil to induce this effect).

This occurs with any and all Frankincense essential oil tested, be it Carteri, Seratta or Sacra. We carry all three. We believe the Boswellia Carateri or Seratta CO2 distillations to have the greatest therapeutic potential. The CO2 distillation has the most diverse chemical profile of all the oils, with many heavier molecules similar to the resin not found in the steam or hydro-distilled oils.

Frankincense Tree

The Boswellia tree, from which Frankincense resin is ethically harvested.

In research, Frankincense essential oil has been evaluated in these studies. One important conclusion is that “Frankincense appears to distinguish between normal cells and suppress cancer cell viability”:

  1. In Breast Cancer Cells: Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell apoptosis and suppresses tumor aggressiveness in cultured human breast cancer cells http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22171782
  2. In The Pancreas: Frankincense essential oil from Boswellia sacra gum resins induces human pancreatic cancer cell death. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23237355
  3. In the Colon: Boswellic acid exerts antitumor effects in colorectal cancer cells  amily.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22983985
  4. In the Bladder: Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18281494
  5. In the Blood (leukemia) Boswellic acid acetate induces apoptosis through caspase-mediated pathways in myeloid leukemia cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15767547
  6. On the Skin (melanoma): Boswellic acid acetate induces differentiation and apoptosis in highly metastatic melanoma and fibrosarcoma cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12600419

And the list goes on. You can search for and read more yourself at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search “frankincense and cancer”.

While we are not advocating one use Frankincense essential oil in lieu of conventional treatments, we have heard success stories of women using Frankincense essential oil massage supporting their healing from breast cancer.

One way some users employ the oil is to use in a diffuser, and either sleep with the diffuser on continuously, or inhale repeatedly from the diffuser throughout the day, ensuring some amount of the oil is absorbed into their system.

Stay tuned for our next offer as we couple Frankincense essential oil with our cold-air diffusers at an incredible price!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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2 Responses to Research Update on Frankincense’s Cancer Fighting Potential

  1. Lynne G says:

    I’m curious to know how the oil (and if it was indeed essential oil) was ‘applied’ in the various studies (specifically, does the active constituent have to be applied directly to the cancer cells).

    • Eric@Ananda says:

      Hi Lynne,

      It was indeed the essential oil, and was done in culture (petri dishes, I assume). Cells were bathed in a solution containing the oil. Cancerous cells died off, while healthy ones were left unaffected.

      Cheers,
      Eric

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