Frankincense and Myrrh date back to ancient civilizations. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Israelites and numerous other cultures used frankincense and myrrh as incense and part of their religious ceremonies.
Both of these substances which boast proven antiseptic and inflammatory properties, were once considered effective remedies for everything from toothaches to leprosy. “We have textual and also archaeological evidence that both frankincense and myrrh were used as medicinal substances in antiquity,” confirmed Alain Touwaide, a historian of medicine at the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions and the Smithsonian Institution (quote from an article from History)
Both frankincense and myrrh start as a resinous sap inside of Boswellia and Commiphora trees (respectively) special family of trees that grow almost exclusively in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. At certain times of year the trees are cut with special knives, and the sap oozes out. Once the sap has dried in the sun, it is ready to be used.
Frankincense and myrrh have been traded in Egypt and Africa for over 5000 years and ancient Egyptians bought them by the boatload to produce incense, insect repellent, perfume and salves for wounds and sores; they were also key ingredients in the embalming process. Myrrh oil served as a rejuvenating facial treatment, while frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore.
Today, frankincense and myrrh are being heavily studied (individually and combined) for the medicinal properties - most specially related to chronic diseases such as cancer - with (read more in medical study here) a wide variety of chemical constituents and a wide range of pharmacological activities ; frankincense and myrrh, as two traditional natural medicines, have extensive and significant pharmacological effects, and their combination has magically synergistic effects. it is suggested that future studies be based on the chemical and pharmacological studies of frankincense and myrrh, combined with new methods, such as systematic biology and metabolomics, to elucidate the material basis and mechanisms of action of frankincense and myrrh and their combination.
Scientifically Researched Benefits of Frankincense and Myrrh:
* Antiseptic * Disinfectant * Astringent * Carminative * Digestive * Diuretic * Expectorant * Sedative * Cicatrisant * Cytophylactic * Vulnerary * Anti-inflammatory * Pain Reliever * Tonic * Antifungal * Anti-depressant * Antimicrobial * Antivial * Antispasmodic * Anti-tumer * Anti-Cancer
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