Frankincense Oil Benefits In The Treatment Of Cancer
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Frankincense Oil Benefits in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer
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Frankincense Oil Benefits in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer

I’ve recently really being getting into all the research that is available on frankincense oil benefits in the treatment of cancer. It’s amazing what is coming out of the scientific papers at the moment.

Most people know frankincense oil as an aromatic resin that was given to Jesus at his birth by the three wise men, but don’t realise just how practical this gift was as the properties of frankincense go far beyond being something that smells good.

Frankincense actually has amazing immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to be effective against even cancer. I’ve actually been using one drop of frankincense in the water of my clients who have cancer when they come to my Heal Thy Self program here in Bali.

Frankincense Oil To Prevent And Treat Cancer

So now the scientific world has cottoned on to the power of frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) and it’s being used in a number of research trials to test it’s effectiveness in both treating and preventing cancer. Medical journals like Carcinogenesis and PLoS One have published research papers proving the cancer fighting properties of frankincense oil.

During one recent study on ovarian cancer from the University of Leicester researchers discovered one of the cancer-killing properties of frankincense. It’s called the AKBA compound and after a year of research was shown to effective at killing the cancer cells.

The best part is that the patients taking frankincense oil had no side effects that other cancer treatments have. The AKBA compound has also proven to be beneficial in treating stomach, brain, breast and pancreatic cancers.

Baylor University Medical Centre found a key property that makes frankincense so effective is that is regulates cells on an epigenetic level – epigenetic means how the genes express themselves in response to their environment.

In this case it means that the frankincense oil influences the genes to promote healing. The potency of frankincense oil is so great the scientists said it’s viable to work both as cancer prevention and treatment, plus it helps magnify the benefits of other natural cancer treatment plans.

Frankincense is a super booster of the immune system. To get technical is stimulates IgG, IgM, cytokines and T-cells which basically puts the body in a state of amazing first line defence to protect the body.

Researchers Urging For The Use Of Frankincense Oil To Be Offered As A Treatment Option For Cancer Patients

Considering the side effects so many patients experience during other cancer treatment methods the fact that frankincense oil provides benefits without side effects is really positive news. The researchers behind these studies are pushing for frankincense oil to be offered as a complement to other treatments in mainstream medicine.

I’ve added a few sources below to back up what I’ve been sharing here. Let’s let everyone know about powerful this treatment can be for cancer, the science is there people!


  • Ammon HP. Boswellic acids in chronic inflammatory diseases. Planta Med 2006; 72(12): 1100-16.
  • Khajuria A, et al. Immunomodulatory activity of biopolymeric fraction BOS 2000 from Boswellia serrata. Phytother Res 2008; 22(3): 340-8.
  • Kirste S, et al. Boswellia serrata acts on cerebral edema in patients irradiated for brain tumors: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial. Cancer 2011; 117(16): 3788-95.
  • Park B, et al. Boswellic acid suppresses growth and metastasis of human pancreatic tumors in an orthotopic nude mouse model through modulation of multiple targets. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10): e26943 [epub].
  • Suhail MM, et al. Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell-specific apoptosis and suppresses tumor aggressiveness in cultured human breast cancer cells. BMC Complement Altern Med 2011; 11: 129.
  • Takahashi M, et al. Boswellic acid exerts antitumor effects in colorectal cancer cells by modulating expression of the let-7 and miR-200 microRNA family. Carcinogenesis 2012; 33(12): 2441-9.
  • University of Leicester. Christmas gift brings treatment hope for cancer patients. Available at:
  • Yuan Y, et al. Acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) prevents human colonic adenocarcinoma growth through modulation of multiple signaling pathways. Biochim Biophys Acta 2013; 1830(10): 4907-16.
  • Zhang YS, et al. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) inhibits human gastric carcinoma growth through modulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. Biochim Biophys Acta 2013; 1830(6): 3604-15.

Thanks for reading!


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