Get all the Benefits of Therapeutic Grade Frankincense Essential Oil at Wholesale Prices in Austin, Texas.
Do venomous flying serpents make harvesting frankincense difficult? An ancient Greek travel writer named Herodotus said so. He claimed that the snakes hung out and guarded the gnarly branches of each shrubby Frankincense tree, and that those who wanted to harvest the resin needed to first drive the snakes away using the smoke of another incense bearing shrub called the Styrax.
The Frankincense tree is one of nature's hardiest survivors. Frankincense trees have even been found to grow directly from fissures in rocks. How they even get their start in such a non-nourishing place is a mystery. This struggle for survival is what has led them to produce the resin that protects them.
Anciently, Frankincense resin was used for both medicinal and religious purposes. Even kohl, the famous black eyeliner of the ancient Egyptians, was made from the residue of the burned resin. Such was the demand for Frankincense, it became more valuable than gold itself. Trade routes were established from the home of the Frankincense tree in Arabia to the far flung reaches of the known world, including to India. The major trade route became famous as the Incense Trail, or the Frankincense trail. Today, the benefits derived from the Frankincense tree are most often obtained, not from the resin, but more powerfully, from Frankincense essential oil.
What are the Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil in Austin, Texas?
While many people use Frankincense essential oil simply as an aid to relaxation, or to purify the atmosphere (it is even used to repel mosquitoes), science has investigated links to much more beneficial results. These include:
- Relieving depression
- Fighting arthritis
- Fighting cancer
Non-western medicine has used Frankincense for thousands of years as well. In Asia, Frankincense has traditionally been used to aid digestion and create healthier skin. In Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine systems, Frankincense has been seen as a means not only to heal arthritis, but also to heal wounds and strengthen the hormone system in females. In order to derive any of these benefits however, you should always ensure that the essential oil you purchase is therapeutic grade.
What is Essential Oil?
Essential oil is a distillation of the oil naturally produced by many species of plants, often as an aid to protection and self-healing. In the case of the Frankincense tree, this oil is contained within the aromatic resin that the tree produces to heal and protect itself. When the resin hardens, it is harvested and the oil distilled from it, its natural properties becoming much more concentrated. All the good things in the resin (the essence) are much more powerfully present in the distilled essential oil.
While ancient peoples would inhale the smoke from burning resin, or even chew and eat the resin directly, today it is much more common to use Frankincense essential oil as an aid to aromatherapy using a diffuser, or even applying the oil topically. While aromatherapy sounds "New Age", it's simply a new word for the ancient practice of deriving medicinal benefits and wellbeing from the oil naturally produced by the Frankincense tree.
What is Therapeutic Grade, and Why Should You Care?
There is a large caveat to all the benefits listed above. Not everything called Frankincense essential oil can deliver on the promise of increased health and peace of mind. Many of the oils available today are merely synthetic reproductions of the terpenes and other essential elements contained within Frankincense essential oil, whle others are diluted, or may even contain unknown additives, being produced only for fragrance or perfumery. The health benefits ( if any) of such concoctions will be negligible. You may even inadvertently damage your heath. With essential oils, it is always important to know what you are buying. If you want more than a source of fragrance or perfume, you should always check your sources and make sure you are buying therapeutic grade oils only. When you buy Frankincense oil from Oils Now, you can be confident you are getting a therapeutic grade of pure essential oil, and at wholesale prices.
While many of the uses listed here have not yet been verified in independent studies, common uses of peppermint oil include:
- Anti septic & disinfectant
- Drives away gas and also prevents its formation
- Makes the scars and after marks of boils,acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away
- Promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy
- Facilitates digestion without any side effects
- Induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you introvert and ends anxiety, anger and stress
- Tones up all the systems operating in the body, including respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and excretory system and also gives strength by aiding absorption of nutrients in the body
- Keeps skin healthy and young