For many centuries, people have been burning frankincense resin for religious and healing purposes. Also, very few people know that it offers great health benefits.
Frankincense resin is obtained from a tree that is called boswellia sacra. This tree is native in many parts of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Today, it can be purchased from most health food stores.
The people in the Middle East drink frankincense water regularly, and scientists think that this could be the reason why there are so few cancer cases in the region.
Frankincense water is very easy to make. To prepare it, you just need to place four to five pieces of frankincense resin in a bowl of water and then leave them overnight. The water will be ready for consumption the following day, but note that just because it’s healthy, does not mean that you should drink lots of it. It is recommended for a person to drink only a few ounces of the water.
This water offers plenty of health benefits and here are some of them:
It relieves the joints of swelling and pain
The supporters of this natural remedy say that it possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. People that are suffering from osteoarthritis can benefit largely from frankincense water, because it will relieve them from the pain, and will treat the swollen area.
It strengthens the immune system
Because it encourages digestion, this water also promotes a stronger and healthier immune system. Also, it has antimicrobial properties which help in protecting the body from the invading microbes.
It promotes digestion
People in the Middle East take frankincense water as a way to promote better digestion. It also helps with GI tract problems. This water is often used as a home remedy for stomach ulcers and flatulence (excess gas).
It flushes out toxins and impurities
Several studies have confirmed that frankincense water is a mild diuretic and that means that it increases the amount of urine that is expelled from the body. This eliminates the poisonous substances and wastes in the blood stream. This means that this water effectively detoxifies your body.
It keeps the skin healthy, tight and smooth
It is one of the cheapest and most effective anti-aging treatments on the planet. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and by consuming it regularly, it can delay the aging of the skin.
It relieves the problem with the upper airways
Very small amount of frankincense water can help you treat the symptoms of sore throat. People in Africa and the Middle East have been using this water to treat asthma, cough and acute bronchitis for years.
It lowers the risk of cancer
Scientists believe that frankincense water can prevent cancer. They conducted a study in which was revealed that frankincense resin contains some compounds that force the destruction of the cancer cells in the body.
If you cannot obtain frankincense resin, you can add two drops of frankincense essential oil in water and you will come up with the same result.