Sacred Frankincense Therapeutic Grade&trade Essential Oil
Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia sacra) comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree and is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Oman. Sacred Frankincense is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.
Historical Data: Also known as "oliganum" or "Oil from Lebanon" the name frankincense is derived from the Medieval French word for "real incense". Frankincense is considered the "holy anointing oil" in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to christ at his birth. "Used to treat every concievable ill known to man", frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance posessed it. Frankincense is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. Anciently, the Chinese used frankincense as a treatment for a range of ailments. Researchers today have discovered that the sesquiterpenes in frankincense help stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, controlling the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone.
In ancient Egypt, the priests and priestesses at the healing Temple of Hathor at Dendera both taught and administered the Sacred Science of essential oils. This knowledge, which was handed down by the priest/initiates for over 5,000 years is recorded on the walls of Dendera Temple. Some people believe that Jesus and Mary Magdalene participated in the Mystery School as taught at Dendera and learned the magic of the esoteric anointing oils. The Egyptian Blue Lotus, Frankincense and Myrrh, as well as spikenard, galbanum, and rose were all treasured for their healing and spiritual properties. They were kept in treasuries and guarded as fiercely as gold. There is an outer building at Dendera called the Sanatorium, where the initiates were anointed with oils by the priests in order to experience prophetic and oracular dreams. The Sanatorium was later used as a healing center, where holy water was mixed with essential oils, amulets and crystals and used for bathing to relieve physical, mental and emotional distress. The Greeks, and later the Romans, adopted this practice and carried it into Celtic Britain and Gaul, and the idea of the "spa" was born. (Information courtesy of Mary Lomando)
Frankincense is being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals and is being investigated for its ability to improve human growth hormone production. Today, frankincense is still used worldwide for both its ceremonial and medicinal use. Frankincense can be used topically, as a dietary supplement, or diffused.
Wellness Solutions: supports the immune system, nervous system, aids normal cellular regeneration; oxygenating to cells, helps regulate emotions, provides a calming effect, reduces feelings of stress, very psycho-active, calms troubled nerves, promotes confidence and purpose and supports the body's immune protecting ability. Sacred Frankincense also dissolves feelings of negativity while promoting feels of security; can lift your spirit when feeling lonely; reduces re-occuring nightmares; and guards your feelings of self-worth.
Fragrance: increases spiritual awareness, promotes meditation, improves attitude and uplifts spirits
How To Use:
- Diffuse – In diffuser therapy, frankincense can be used for congestion and voice loss, as well as to calm the mind, reduce mental strain, cultivate internal peace, and place past obsessive states into perspective.
- Blend with massage oil or in the bath – Sacred Frankincense can be blended with massage oil
or diluted in the bath for circulatory support, respiratory support, exhaustion, and nightmares.
It also has a good astringent effect on the skin; perks up older, more mature skin; and may assist the body in healing itself of wounds, sores, and ulcers.
- Creams and lotions – Sacred Frankincense can be added to a base cream or lotion to help with general skin tone and condition while reducing oily skin, rejuvenating more mature
skin, and at the same time helping wounds, ulcers, and sores heal.
- Wash or use as a compress – To assist the body in healing and to lessen the appearance of scars from wounds, add a few drops of Sacred Frankincense to the water when washing a wound. For other applications, apply diluted oil directly onto the affected area or use as a compress.
- You can also take Sacred Frankincense internally by placing a few drops in a capsule.
About Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil
Young Living has chosen a vendor in northern Africa near the Arabian Peninsula as its primary source for frankincense. D. Gary Young has found the frankincense from northern Africa to be the truest form of Biblical frankincense.
Did You Know?
- Sacred Frankincense essential oil is distilled from Boswellia sacra frankincense trees at the Young Living distillery in Oman.
- Omani frankincense is considered the rarest, most sought-after aromatic in existence.
- Young Living's Sacred Frankincense marks the first time any Westerners have experienced its unique properties.
- Use Sacred Frankincense while practicing yoga, meditation, or prayer to achieve a deeper spiritual connection.
There are several varieties of Frankincense trees and therefore varieties of Frankincense Resin, but Young Living uses only the purest resin and I, "Gary", know the differences between them all. We chose the very best resin that has been harvested properly and then distilled properly. There are many Frankincense resins, but most grades are only good enough for perfumes, yet many companies use them as essential oils and claim they are pure when indeed they are not. There is not a pure Frankincense that is sold in the U.S.! EXCEPT FOR YOUNG LIVING DUE TO GARY YOUNG'S QUEST FOR THE BEST... WE ARE THE ONLY COMPANY WITH THE BEST!
We, Young Living, now have our own distiller in Oman... never before has Frankincense has been shipped from Oman and we are now doing it. Young Living is the only company that has proven, tested, pure Frankincense oil. We distill our Frankincense Boswellia carteri in Kenya and Spain.
Young Living members are the only people in the world that has the Boswellia Sacra Oil from Oman. In Ancient days, only the royalty had the ability to have this product. You Now Have It! — Gary Young, 2010 Young Living Convention
Item No: 3550 — 5 ml
Pricing: Distributor $42.25 / Retail $55.59 / PV 42.25
Sacred Frankincense Now Available in 15 ml Size!
This new, larger size enables you to experience this pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil at a bulk rate — 40 percent savings! Diffuse during yoga, meditation or prayer to deepen your experience.
Item No: 3552 — 15 ml
Pricing: Distributor $89.75 / Retail $118.09 / PV 89.75
Medical Research on Uses of Frankincense:
- Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory – Munich University
- Alleviates Anxiety and Depression – John Jopkins Hospital
- Reduces the symptoms of Asthma, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Cough and Cold – India
- Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis – India
- Heals Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease – India
- Possesses neuro-protective properties attributed to incensol – Hebrew University
- Selectively kill baldder cancer cells – Oklahoma MSU
- Treatment of Endometriosis and Fibroids as well as Dysmenorrheas – China
Notes from Gary Young's Travels and Research on Frankincense
Because of his travels, Gary Young has immersed himself in the study of frankincense. Here, Gary recounts some of this precious substance's legendary history.
Frankincense was anciently associated with longevity. For instance: In the tales of Alexander's adventures in India at the oracle of the sun and the moon, the Indian guardians of the oracle lived in a bower of sacred trees, which wafted the aroma of frankincense and balsam. They lived on pure water, balsam, and frankincense; a diet on which they had thrived for 300 years.
Legend also tells about Adam having been given gold, frankincense, and myrrh by God as a consolation for having lost paradise. According to the legends, he hid these gifts safely high in the mountains where they were treasured by Noah after the waters of the flood had receded. These sacred gifts were said to be passed down from generation to generation and kept carefully until the time came that they were to be brought to the newborn Jesus.
As early as 2800 BC, frankincense was carried either north to Mesopotamia or west to the Red Sea. There it was loaded on boats bound for Egypt where it was valued as an offering worthy of the gods. The Egyptian Book of the Dead considered incense far more than a ceremonial trapping. Frankincense was believed to enhance the afterlife journey of the deceased using the words of the ritual pyramid text: "A stairway to the sky is set up for me that I may ascend on it to the sky. And I ascend on the sense of the great sensing, frankincense."
Of all the ancient scripture oils, frankincense has the greatest story and the longest history—widely regarded as the most powerful aromatic substance in ancient times. The writings of Ptolemy comment that the small fragments that crumble off of the worked frankincense lumps as well as the frankincense dust and powder were called manna.
Many other medicinal uses of frankincense throughout the ages appear in ancient records. The early physicians described the properties of frankincense as being hot, dry, astringent, detergent, and extractant. Childbirth was protected by fumigation of frankincense and fresh frankincense was traditionally used in poultices and plasters to treat a wide variety of skin lesions. The gum was made into pills to treat thinning of blood and of abdominal and chest pain, cholera, and a wide variety of problems. Frankincense mixtures were claimed to cure all known ails and to be an antidote to all known poisons. Frankincense was thought to be very good for the healing of bone fractures and it was also thought to aid conception. Even the pollen was prescribed in a remedy for gout, and the buds and the berries for the cleansing of an infected throat.
However, no modern studies have yet investigated the validity of these claims.
I have walked ancient paths where caravans carried resin from the precious frankincense tree that grows from the limestone rocks, cliffs, and mountain slopes. A scrubby, twisted, deformed tree that lives 10 months of the year without water, yet yields this rich life-giving resin that for 3,000 years commanded a price 5 to 10 times higher than gold. I traveled throughout Africa collecting resins from the many varieties of frankincense, including Kenya, and visited the neglected land of Somalia collecting the carteri and the frereana varieties. This is the only place frankincense grows, unlike stories of it growing in Oman that are not true. You cannot miss this convention (2010) to see the documentary on the truth about frankincense! You'll learn why it was such an expensive commodity that Nero, the emperor of Roman Empire, wanted to pave the streets with it. This is your opportunity to learn about the different species of frankincense and hear from Arabian experts, PhDs, medical doctors, etc., talk about the latest discoveries for the treatment of disease and how it can build your immune system and protect you. I will be sharing with you all of my experiences and discoveries.
"Boswellia sacra – I hope my readers can understand the joy that filled my heart at convention as I saw a dream come true. For 15 long years, I have traveled to the Middle East in search of the most precious frankincense essential oil of all: Omani hojari. At the 2010 Young Living Grand Convention it was my great honor to place this treasured oil in distributors' hands.
"Omani hojari is beloved of Omani royalty and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. It grows in the Dhofar region of Oman. In meetings with trade officials in the Ministry of Agriculture in Salalah, Oman, I learned that the only species of frankincense that grows in the kingdom of Oman is Boswellia sacra. This species has a higher content of the constituent alpha pinene than frankincense oil from Boswellia carteri, even though both varieties carry frankincense's therapeutic power.
"Because Young Living has established two distilleries in Oman and fulfilled all Omani government requirements, for the first time in modern history frankincense is being exported from Oman. REAL Omani hojari!
"At the Young Living Product Expo at the Young Living convention, distributors swarmed the single oil booths and were thrilled with the new frankincense oil from Oman: Sacred Frankincense. Young Living staff who shared samples of the oil reported that our distributors were surprised by the lighter, sweeter scent of Boswellia sacra and many actually experienced its uplifting, spiritual effect. I am gratified to know that prayer and meditation for thousands of Young Living distributors will now be enhanced thanks to the use of Sacred Frankincense.
"My heartfelt thanks to the Young Living distributors who so warmly embraced this new Young Living essential oil!" — Gary Young
From Young Living's 2010 Convention
Burning the Frankincense sacra resin was a tradition of people for 10,000 years. Ancient people were closer to God and lived their religion 24/7. And Frankincense was part of their everyday lives. The smoke coming from the burning of the resin assesses the emotions working on depression and anxiety. The people of old used it to purify their clothing and bedding getting rid of (killing) sand fleas, lice, ticks, mold and bacteria.
Gary stated that what Young Living is doing in Oman is his "Dream". To be able to:
- Collect resin from location…knowing you are collecting the resin at the right time and to get all components from the resin in the EO.
- Distill resin on location
- To know we have the purest quality of resin available.
- Knowing then that we have the purest quality of oil possible.
The 3rd cut of resin from the Frankincense tree is the better resin. Collection of the resin must be a sustainable process; we don’t want the trees destroyed.
Frankincense is replacing steroids that are being use in our bodies. Steroids are caustic to life and the body itself, damaging the thyroid and parathyroid, damaging to the immune system. Frankincense has no side effects.
Emotions play a part in the degeneration of our bodies, our emotions. Emotions cause inflammation. Frankincense plays an important part in repairing our bodies and emotion state.
In 3 years, Frankincense could be used as chemotherapy... frankincense oil as a whole (he thinks strongly) can be used for cancer therapy and used for chemo prevention.
Chew Frankincense resin and make teeth strong. Gary would like to formulate Frankincense toothpaste... maybe sometime in the next 2 or 3 years.
Use Frankincense oil for all kinds of arthritis, chest infection, crone’s disease, colitis, asthma.
In Yeman in hospitals, when we talked to them, they did not have cancer wards because there were not enough people with cancer. They use Frankincense! Only 4 cases of cancer and those 4 were not from the area of Yeman or Oman, but from outside of the area and just working in Oman... so they don't count.
Frankincense is too beautiful to leave in the bushel basket any longer. Frankincense was the first oil appointed by God himself. — D. Gary Young
Gary talked to us about a Legend on the first day of convention about the old people in Oman and surrounding areas told him. When God put Adam and Eve out of the Garden He gave them 3 things.:
3. Balsam (also known as Gold)
God created different plants for different countries. Palo Santo is the Frankincense for the America's. Frankincense is oil for the old country.
We now have partners that do the distillation of Frankincense. One in Spain who has been with us for a long time and one in Kenya. And now we are the first company to distill in Oman, our Sacred Frankincense which is from Boswellia sacra. It is the rarest and most sought-after aromatic in existence. A deeper spiritual connection.
Gary reviewed the grading of Frankincense and the different species of Frankincense. To our competition he said "their oils are not even a good joke''.
Gary has spent many years (15 plus), in his quest for knowledge and finding the most perfect qualities of Frankincense. Now Young Living has two Frankincense oils: Boswellia carteri, the one we are used to and Boswellia sacra the new one. Now we have both. Our labs in France, Utah and Ecuador are set up for testing and share results. No company in the world has better testing than Young Living. ''We don't tell you it is a good oil, we prove it'', D. Gary Young. (The Frankincense which many of other companies use is of poor quality and is more of a perfume grade and has no therapeutic value) — Notes courtesy of Richard and Shauna Dastrup.
Discover More About Frankincense Essential Oil!
From Dr. H. K. Lin: "Another publication regarding the effectiveness of frankincense oil (sacred frankincense) in suppressing breast cancer cell viability has been accepted for publication. We are currently working on a pre-clinical model to determine that frankincense oil can suppress pancreatic cancer progression in vivo. Hope this one work; then we can move forward."
Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell-specific apoptosis and suppresses tumor aggressiveness in cultured human breast cancer cells. Suhail MM, Wu W, Cao A, Mondalek FG, Fung KM, Shih PT, Fang YT, Woolley C, Young G, Lin HK. Abstract
Gum resins obtained from trees of the Burseraceae family (Boswellia sp.) are important ingredients in incense and perfumes. Extracts prepared from Boswellia sp. gum resins have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-neoplastic effects. Essential oil prepared by distillation of the gum resin traditionally used for aromatic therapy has also been shown to have tumor cell-specific anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activities. The objective of this study was to optimize conditions for preparing Boswellea sacra essential oil with the highest biological activity in inducing tumor cell-specific cytotoxicity and suppressing aggressive tumor phenotypes in human breast cancer cells.
Boswellia sacra essential oil was prepared from Omani Hougari grade resins through hydrodistillation at 78 or 100 oC for 12 hours. Chemical compositions were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; and total boswellic acids contents were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography. Boswellia sacra essential oil-mediated cell viability and death were studied in established human breast cancer cell lines (T47D, MCF7, MDA-MB-231) and an immortalized normal human breast cell line (MCF10-2A). Apoptosis was assayed by genomic DNA fragmentation. Anti-invasive and anti-multicellular tumor properties were evaluated by cellular network and spheroid formation models, respectively. Western blot analysis was performed to study Boswellia sacra essential oil-regulated proteins involved in apoptosis, signaling pathways, and cell cycle regulation.
More abundant high molecular weight compounds, including boswellic acids, were present in Boswellia sacra essential oil prepared at 100 oC hydrodistillation. All three human breast cancer cell lines were sensitive to essential oil treatment with reduced cell viability and elevated cell death, whereas the immortalized normal human breast cell line was more resistant to essential oil treatment. Boswellia sacra essential oil hydrodistilled at 100 oC was more potent than the essential oil prepared at 78 oC in inducing cancer cell death, preventing the cellular network formation on Matrigel (MDA-MB-231 cells), causing the breakdown of multicellular tumor spheroids (T47D cells), and regulating molecules involved in apoptosis, signal transduction, and cell cycle progression.
Similar to our previous observations in human bladder cancer cells, Boswellia sacra essential oil induces breast cancer cell-specific cytotoxicity. Suppression of cellular network formation and disruption of spheroid development of breast cancer cells by Boswellia sacra essential oil suggest that the essential oil may be effective for treating advanced breast cancer. Consistently, the essential oil represses signaling pathways and cell cycle regulators that have been proposed as therapeutic targets for breast cancer. Future pre-clinical and clinical studies are urgently needed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Boswellia sacra essential oil as a therapeutic agent for treating breast cancer.
PMID: 22171782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Dr. HK Lin, U. of Oklahoma (left Taiwan in 1982) also researched bladder cancer; he was the first to discover that frankincense had the innate intelligence to determine which cell is cancerous and which is not. Read the bladder cancer study here.
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