A great deal of modern research is clearly showing that Essential Oils can be a major weapon in our modern-day fight against cancer. This is not to say that essential oils cure cancer, but that they show strong properties in killing cancer cells or retarding the growth of cancer cells. As always, the devil is in the detail! As you will see though, the potential of frankincense for cancer is huge!
I am particularly struck though by the fact that modern medicine which tends to fiercely resist any and all ‘traditional’ medicines, has at last become convinced of the value of essential oils – which means that the evidence must be very strong indeed.
I have collated a few of the best articles I can find on the subject here, along with a good video based on the personal experience of am alternative practitioner. I do hope you enjoy them – full credits are given at the end of this post, and at the end of each section.
Frankincense and Cancer – What You Need to Know
The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to quell disease-causing inflammation, support heightened immunity, and to prevent dangerous infections. But many people remain unaware of the added cancer-fighting potential of this precious serum, which researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK (among others), have confirmed through rigorous scientific testing.
Also known as boswellia, frankincense claims as part of its vast nutrient profile a unique compound known as acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid, or AKBA for short. With funding from the government of Oman, researchers from the University of Leicester were able to uncover how frankincense may be a safe and effective remedy for women who suffer from ovarian cancer – one of the leading causes of cancer in women.
Even in patients with late-stage ovarian cancer, which is exceedingly difficult to treat using conventional methods, the AKBA found in frankincense oil demonstrated clear efficacy. Here’s what Kamla Al-Salmani, lead author of the paper covering these findings and a PhD student at the University’s Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine department, had to say:“After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro, we have been able to show it is effective at killing cancer cells. Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.”
Cancer Cells that Don’t Respond to Chemotherapy are Eradicated by Frankincense
Related research into AKBA has shown that this unique substance is also effective against other forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. And the evidence suggests that frankincense isn’t just a supplemental treatment to go along with chemotherapy and radiation; in some cases it may actually be preferential as a replacement.
The reason for this is that frankincense shows demonstrable effectiveness in a few areas where chemotherapy isn’t all that effective, particularly with regards to ovarian cancer. Commenting on the study’s findings, Dr. Mark Evans, who heads the program of which Al-Salmani is a student, explained that certain cancer cell lines that don’t respond to chemotherapy are notably responsive to frankincense.
Though commonly mixed with a carrier oil such as saponified coconut oil or jojoba oil and applied topically, frankincense can also be consumed orally by putting one or two drops of the oil into a beverage. Be sure to consult with a physician versed in the proper use of essential oils before undertaking such a regimen for cancer-fighting purposes.
The above information was extracted from The Truth About cancer and the copyright belongs to them. It’s an informative site!
The Truth About Cancer – Essential Oils
the original video we had here became unavailable. However, here is the very same Dr. Eric Zielinski on the best essential oils for fighting cancer.