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Amazing properties of some plants

Details of ingredients used in all our products and their known benefits.We use ORGANIC, cold pressed oils wherever possible.

INGREDIENTS OF ALL OUR PRODUCTS

We use natural fragrance or colour. We do not have artificial colours, fragrances and preservative. This makes them very gentle and safer for sensitive skin and babies. This is not an exhaustive list.  There are thousands of plants that are beneficial not only as food but as cosmetic ingredients which of course in many cases is used in the form of an essential oil , a hydrosol, serum or butter.

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BALMY

  “BALMY”™  ECSEMA AND PSORIASIS CREAM

Carefully selected and combined natural plant oils, many of them organic, known for their healing properties working in synergy with shea butter to create a perfect healing cream. With the gentle calming scent of lavender and chamomile.

Ingredients

Organic Shea Butter, (Butyrosperbmum parkii or Vitellana Paradoxa),Castor Oil (ricinus communis ), Pure Cocoa butter, (Theobromium Cacoa), Organic St Johns Wort oil (Hypericum Perofatum), Organic Rosehip seed oil, Calendula extract, Organic Lavender Oil, (Lavandula Angustifolia), Organic Neem oil, Organic Chamomile oil, Ylang Ylang, Organic Aloe Vera Jell (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Rosemary oil, Tea Tree (Meleuca Albenifolia) Oil.

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 BANNED INGREDIENT IN COSMETICS

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How safe are the ingredients used in your current brand of skin care products? How certain are you that they do not contain chemicals that could be harmful to you and/or your children? This information has been sourced from Material Safety Data Sheets (or MSDS), which is recognised as the international standard for providing safety information about chemical ingredients used by humans. utilize the "SIRI MSDS" online chemical database search facility by clicking on the link below. Open the Chemical Ingredients Glossary.

Toluene From Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): POISON! DANGER! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. VAPOR HARMFUL. FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. MAY AFFECT LIVER, KIDNEYS, BLOOD SYSTEM, OR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. INHALATION: INHALATION MAY CAUSE IRRITATION OF THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT. SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE MAY INCLUDE FATIGUE, CONFUSION, HEADACHE, DIZZINESS AND DROWSINESS. PECULIAR SKIN SENSATIONS (E. G. PINS AND NEEDLES) OR NUMBNESS MAY BE PRODUCED. VERY HIGH CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND DEATH. INGESTION: SWALLOWING MAY CAUSE ABDOMINAL SPASMS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS THAT PARALLEL OVER-EXPOSURE FROM INHALATION. ASPIRATION OF MATERIAL INTO THE LUNGS CAN CAUSE CHEMICAL PNEUMONITIS, WHICH MAY BE FATAL. SKIN CONTACT: CAUSES IRRITATION. MAY BE ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. EYE CONTACT: CAUSES SEVERE EYE IRRITATION WITH REDNESS AND PAIN. CHRONIC EXPOSURE: repORTS OF CHRONIC POISONING DESCRIBE ANEMIA, DECREASED BLOOD CELL COUNT AND BONE MARROW HYPOPLASIA. LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE MAY OCCUR. REPEATED OR PROLONGED CONTACT HAS A DE FATTING ACTION, CAUSING DRYING, REDNESS, AND DERMATITIS. EXPOSURE TO TOLUENE MAY AFFECT THE DEVELOPING FOETUS.

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FRANKI-MYRRH LUXURY SOAP


 Shea Butter and Eucalyptus

Shea Butter with African Ginger and Ginger pieces

Shea Butter and with Frankinscence and Myrrh

Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) soap 43%, Frankinsecence essential oil (Boswellia carterii) (17% ), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) 16%. Water (Aqua) 22%, Lemon oil (Medica Limonum) 2%. as a natural preservative.

Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) soap 49%, Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula officinalis) 14%, Water (Aqua) 26%, Lemon oil, (Medica Limonum) 16%,

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EXOTICA BODY BUTTER

Traditional African soap with all natural organic ingredients

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shea shaving Gel

SHEA BUTTER AND JOJOBA SHAVING GEL

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii, cocos nucifera, olea europaea, theobroma cacao, jojoba (Simmonsia chinensis), tocopherol (vitamin E) ,Rosewood & Cederwood, vitamin  E (Tocopherol), Lemon grass oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Lemon peel oil (Citrus Medica Limonum),*geraniol,*linalool,*limonene, *citral, *citronellol, *eugenol.

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OUR BODY BUTTER

INGREDIENTS shes butter (Butyrospermum parkii), cocos nucifera), organic cocoa butterOlive Oil (olea europaea)Cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao), Jojoba oil (Simmonsia chinensis ), vitamin E (Tocopherol), Rose geraniumessential oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia), Ylang ylang(Canaga odorata), *geraniol, *linalool, *limonene, *citral, *citronellol. *Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

SHELF LIFE:12 months

Shea butter with Coconut, Vanilla and Vanilla pods

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Amazing properties of some plants

The phenolic acids and flavonoids present in the fruit are supposed to possess heart-protecting function.The phenolic profile of the fruit is also known for its anti-microbial activity.

performance. It contains plant sterols, which help in lowering the levels of cholesterol.

Further research is underway on this issue, but the juice and the phyto-chemicals in the fruit juice are considered to inhibit cancer cell growth

The good news is: the skin is known to absorb vitamins and minerals too! So application of quality vitamin rich creams is an addition to general good health skin

Contains vitamin A,

Beta Cryptoxanthin Vitamin C Vitamin E Vitamin K Riboflavin Vitamin B6, Calcium Magnesium, Potassium Zinc Copper Seleniumand more..

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AVOCADO


Scientific research shows that shea butter consists of three man parts.HEALING MOISTURISNG PROTECTING. Ancient used throughout Africa Asia and Some of Far East. Through trade routes. The shea is used primarily as a food but is very effecctive skin care cream. Details of ingredients and their known benefits.


 

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AFRICAN VIOLET

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APRICOT KERNAL OIL

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ALMOND OIL

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BERGAMOT

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BAOBAB

Details of ingredients and their known benefits.

There has been very little research into the health benefits of baobab in humans, but a 2013 study looked at whether baobab could reduce glycaemic response (blood sugar levels), when baked into white bread or when stirred into water. This study found that not only is baobab high in polyphenols – micronutrients that have high antioxidant status – but that it did reduce starch digestion and glycaemic response in humans.

However, a later study in 2016 by Nutrition Research found that baobab-enriched bread did not affect glycaemic response or hunger, but that baobab fruit extract had the potential to be added to white bread to reduce the amount of insulin needed to manage blood glucose response. More research is obviously needed in this area, but baobab does appear to have some positive attributes that may help those with diabetes or insulin sensitivity.

In Africa, baobab has been used in herbal remedies for years to help treat fever and high temperatures, by consuming a mash containing dried baobab bark. There has been some evidence that the fruit, pulp, and seeds of the baobab does in fact have anti-fever properties and can lower elevated body temperature without affecting normal body temperature.

There have also been a few papers looking at baobab for its anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties but more research is needed into this fruit as there really isn’t enough at this stage to make any definitive health claims.  IMMUNE SYSTEM

The human body cannot make or store its own vitamin C (unlike other animals), so we need to make sure we get a good supply from the foods we eat every day.

A single serving of Baobab Powder (10g or 2-3 teaspoons) provides:

33% of your daily vitamin C requirement (NRV)

One of the key benefits of vitamin C is that it helps to keep our immune system strong, supporting our body’s defence against viruses, infections, diseases and other illnesses. Try shaking baobab powder into your orange juice or water bottle for an extra dose of vitamin C on-the-go!

2. SLOW ENERGY RELEASE

We know what you’re thinking... ‘slow? I need energy fast!’. Vitamin C contributes to normal energy release – this slow, and steady release sustains us for a longer period of time and prevents us from feeling tired all of a sudden. Therefore, it helps the reduction of tiredness and fatigue as well as supporting a normal energy-yielding metabolism which is “needed for all functions and activities of the body, including physical activity and exercise” (EFSA, 2012).

Sub your morning coffee for a sprinkle of baobab powder on your breakfast to keep you energised and awake throughout the day. We like ours stirred into porridge or blended into our morning smoothies.

3. BLOOD SUGAR

Aduna Baobab Powder contains 34% soluble fibre, this helps to slow down the release of sugars into the blood stream, reducing energy spikes. Soluble fibre can also help to control blood glucose levels, improve blood cholesterol and reduce visceral fat (body fat that is stored around the organs in your abdominal).

The Functional Food Centre of Oxford Brookes University conducted a trial using Aduna Baobab Powder and found that human participants who consumed a milk containing baobab had a lower blood glucose response than those who had a control drink with no baobab.

A later study by Oxford Brookes University also showed that baobab significantly reduced the rate at which sugar was released into the blood after digestion. As such, baobab is considered ideal for those following a low GI diet. It could also be beneficial for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Read more about baobab and blood sugar here.

Add Aduna Baobab Powder into your juices to help slow down the release of fruit sugars into your blood stream.

4. ABSORPTION OF IRON

Over 30% of the world’s population are deficient in iron – making it the most common nutritional disorder (World Health Organisation, 2017). Many turn to various iron supplements to increase their intake (we like to use Moringa Powder as a natural alternative). A less known fact is that vitamin C is needed to help the body absorb iron so pairing iron with vitamin C actually increases absorption.

Our bodies require two types of iron; heme iron (found in fish, poultry and red meat) and nonheme iron (present in plant foods, eggs, milk and meat). Compared to the former, nonheme iron is not easily absorbed by the body. One of the ways in which absorption of both types of iron can be increased is by combining the consumption of iron with vitamin C.

As baobab is a rich natural source of vitamin C, it is easily accessible to the body and is better absorbed than artificial supplements. Sprinkle some baobab onto your iron-rich foods for a lemony zing or shake it into your water when taking your iron supplements.

Baobab Fruit Hanging

5. DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Approximately 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time (NHS, 2016). Despite the growing awareness of the role of fibre in improving our digestive health, 80% of people in the UK don’t eat enough of it.

Aduna Baobab Powder is almost 50% fibre. There are two types of fibre that our body needs: soluble and insoluble - and baobab contains both. Soluble fibre dissolves in the water found in your digestive system and can help to reduce the level of cholesterol in your blood.

Insoluble fibre doesn’t dissolve, it passes through your gut and enables other foods to move through your digestive system easily. It also helps to keep your bowels healthy and prevents digestive problems.

Try adding Aduna Baobab into your daily meals to get your fibre fix, this Red Lentil & Baobab Curry is one of our favourite baobalicious recipes.

6. PREBIOTIC / GUT HEALTH

Most people are familiar with probiotics – good bacteria found in foods such as yoghurt, kefir and kimchi which have beneficial effects to your health, particularly your digestive system. However, very few are familiar with prebiotics which play an equally important role in gut health. Prebiotics are indigestable dietary fibres, also known as soluble fibres, made up of non-living organic matter.

The soluble fibers of baobab fruit pulp are prebiotics: non-digestible food components that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial microflora (Journal of Food Research, 2016).

It’s these prebiotic qualities that could explain how baobab might just be the secret to having the world’s healthiest gut. Studies of the Hadza Tribe in Tanzania, some of the planet's last remaining hunter gatherers, found they have 40% more diverse gut microbiomes than the average Westerner! “According to scientists, the Hadza have the most diverse gut bacteria of anyone anywhere in the world” (Independent, 2017). One of their key staples? That’s right you guessed it – the baobab fruit. Could eating baobab explain why the Hadzas have such good gut health?

The benefits of including prebiotics in your diet don’t stop there, a study by the University of Colorado Boulder suggested that prebiotics can improve sleep after a stressful event, suggesting that adding baobab into your diet can also help support a good night’s sleep.

For best results, it is recommended you take prebiotics with probiotics – we like to mix our baobab with yoghurt to keep our gut health in check, or do like the Hadza’s do and stir it into a traditional milky beverage.

7. RADIANT SKIN

According to The Journal of Nutrition, Baobab has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit. Baobab powder has twice the antioxidants gram per gram of goji berries and more than blueberries and pomegranates combined. Learn more about why we need antioxidants here.

Baobab is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which supports collagen formation - helping to give you radiant, glowing skin as well as preventing wrinkles.

In fact, baobab's skin benefits are so impressive that Aduna Baobab was the first ever food item to be sold in the beauty halls of prestigious London department store Liberty where it is listed as “must-have” thanks to its exceptional beauty from within properties. Read more about baobab’s super-skin benefits here.

Baobab Powder Stamp

8. PREGNANCY

It is generally advised that pregnant women should consume 85mg of vitamin C per day (a 10g serving of Aduna Baobab Powder contains 26mg) as it helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that is needed for your baby’s normal growth during pregnancy. It plays a vital role in structuring a baby’s body and supporting their developing organs.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, helps your body fight infections and protects cells from damage – helping to keep you healthy. Another key role that vitamin C plays during pregnancy is its ability to increase the absorption of iron – a vitamin that most pregnant women are deficient in. Iron is needed to help our bodies produce red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body and to the baby.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you of baobab’s super-powers, it is also a good source of fibre. Nutritional Therapist, Eve Kalinik explains how this helps to “support bowel movements and a great addition for new mums to help fight fatigue that comes with having a newborn” (read more about baobab and pregnancy here).

9. ALKALINE

Baobab is considered to be one if the highest alkaline foods available as it has a PRAL (Potential Renal Acid Load) rating of -52. Eating highly alkaline foods helps to balance our body’s pH levels.

The Journal of Environmental Health (2012) found that alkaline foods can also help defend our bodies from chronic diseases and ailments (such as hypertension, arthritis and deficiency in vitamin D). Have you tried adding Aduna Baobab to your green juices?

10. PRE/POST WORK OUT

Physical exercise increases oxidative damage to cells and muscle tissues so it’s important to increase your intake of vitamin C to reduce its negative effects. This is supported by a study conducted by the University of North Carolina (2006) who found that participants taking doses of vitamin C before exercise and for 4 days after reported less muscle soreness compared to the group who took a placebo.

Another study by the University of Birmingham found that volunteers who took vitamin C exhibited 75% more post exercise recovery than those who consumed vitamin E or a placebo. It’s no wonder celebrity personal trainer Dalton Wong loves shaking baobab powder into his protein shakes!

SHOP THE ADUNA BAOBAB RANGE:

Aduna Baobab Powder- 100% organic fruit powder with a delicious sweet and citrussy flavour. Perfect for boosting smoothies, juices and sprinkling on your breakfast. From £5.99 for 80g.

Aduna Banana Boost Energy Bar - 100% natural, our Banana Boost Energy Bars contain a teaspoon of baobab powder with sun-dried Ugandan bananas with dates, almonds & cashews.

Aduna Superfruit Blast Energy Bar - 100% natural & organic, our Superfruit Blast Energy Bars are the new and improved version of our original Baobab bar, containing a teaspoon of baobab powder with cold-pressed pineapples, dates, raisins and almonds.

Aduna Lemon, Ginger & Baobab Super Tea - 100% & organic, our Vitality Super Tea blends whole pieces of dried baobab fruit with lemongrass, ginger and hibiscus, all of which are known to enhance energy, vitality and general wellbeing in the body.

Buy online today and receive free delivery on all orders over £20 in the UK and £50 internationally. Sign up to our newsletter and receive a 15% off discount code direct to your inbox.

Or visit our store locator to find your nearest retailer (we sell in 18 countries around the world).

Sourced directly from small-scale producers, every purchase of Aduna Baobab contributes to the creation of sustainable income flows for women in rural Ghana. Learn more about the social impact of baobab here.


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CLARY SAGE

Details of ingredients  The clary sage plant has a long history as a medicinal herb. It’s a perennial in the genus Salvi, and its scientific name is salvia sclarea. It’s considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones, especially in women.

Many claims have been made as to its benefits when dealing with cramps, heavy menstrual cycles, hot flashes and hormonal imbalances. It’s also known for its ability to increase circulation, support the digestive system, improve eye health and fight leukemia.

Clary sage is one of the most healthful essential oils, with anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a nerve tonic and sedative with soothing and warming components.

What Is Clary Sage?

Clary sage gets its name from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear.” It’s a perennial herb that grows from May to September, and it’s native to the northern Mediterranean, along with some areas in North Africa and Central Asia.

The plant reaches 4–5 feet in height, and it has thick square stems that are covered in hairs. The colorful flowers, ranging from lilac to mauve, bloom in bunches.

The chief components of clary sage essential oil are sclareol, alpha terpineol, geraniol, linalyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, neryl acetate and germacrene-D; it has high concentrations of esters at about 72 percent.

Health Benefits

1. Relieves Menstrual Discomfort

Clary sage works to regulate the menstrual cycle by balancing hormone levels naturally and stimulating the opening of an obstructed system. It has the power to treat symptoms of PMS as well, including bloating, cramps, mood swings and food cravings.

This essential oil is also antispasmodic, meaning it treats spasms and related issues such as muscle cramps, headaches and stomachaches. It does this by relaxing the nerve impulses that we can’t control.

An interesting study done at the Oxford Brooks University in the United Kingdom analyzed the influence that aromatherapy has on women in labor. The study took place over a period of eight years and involved 8,058 women.

The evidence from this study suggests that aromatherapy can be effective in reducing maternal anxiety, fear and pain during labor. Of the 10 essential oils that were used during childbirth, clary sage oil and chamomile oil were the most effective in alleviating pain.

Another 2012 study measured the effects of aromatherapy as a painkiller during the menstrual cycle of high school girls. There was an aromatherapy massage group and an acetaminophen (pain killer and fever reducer) group. The aromatherapy massage was performed on subjects in the treatment group, with the abdomen being massaged once using clary sage, marjoram, cinnamon, ginger and geranium oils in a base of almond oil.

The level of menstrual pain was assessed 24 hours later. The results found that the reduction of menstrual pain was significantly higher in the aromatherapy group than in the acetaminophen group.

2. Supports Hormonal Balance

Clary sage affects the hormones of the body because it contains natural phytoestrogens, which are referred to as “dietary estrogens” that are derived from plants and not within the endocrine system. These phytoestrogens give clary sage the ability to cause estrogenic effects. It regulates estrogen levels and ensures the long-term health of the uterus — reducing the chances of uterine and ovarian cancer.

A lot of health issues today, even things like infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome and estrogen-based cancers, are caused from excess estrogen in the body — in part because of our consumption of high-estrogen foods. Because clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels, it’s an incredibly effective essential oil.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36 percent and improved thyroid hormone levels. The study was done on 22 post-menopausal women in their 50s, some of whom were diagnosed with depression.

At the end of the trial, the researchers stated that “clary sage oil had a statistically significant effect on lowering cortisol and had an anti-depressant effect improving mood.”

3. Relieves Insomnia

People suffering from insomnia may find relief with clary sage oil. It is a natural sedative and will give you the calm and peaceful feeling that is necessary in order to fall asleep. When you can’t sleep, you usually awaken feeling unrefreshed, which takes a toll on your ability to function during the day. Insomnia affects not only your energy level and mood, but also your health, work performance and quality of life.

Two major causes of insomnia are stress and hormonal changes. An all-natural essential oil can improve insomnia without drugs by alleviating feelings of stress and anxiety, and by balancing hormone levels.

A 2017 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that applying a massage oil including lavender oil, grapefruit extract, neroli oil and clary sage to the skin worked to improve sleep quality in nurses with rotating night shifts.

4. Increases Circulation

Clary sage opens the blood vessels and allows for increased blood circulation; it also naturally lowers blood pressure by relaxing the brain and arteries. This boosts the performance of the metabolic system by increasing the amount of oxygen that gets into the muscles and supporting organ function.

A study done at the Department of Basic Nursing Science in the Republic of Korea measured clary sage oil’s ability to lower blood pressure in women with urinary incontinence or involuntary urination. Thirty-four women participated in the study, and they were given either clary sage oil, lavender oil or almond oil (for the control group); then they were measured after inhalation of these odors for 60 minutes.

The results indicated that the clary oil group experienced a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure compared with the control and lavender oil groups, a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure compared with the lavender oil group, and a significant decrease in respiratory rate compared with the control group.

The data suggest that clary oil inhalation may be useful in inducing relaxation in females with urinary incontinence, especially as they undergo assessments.

5. Improves Cardiovascular Health

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of clary sage oil are cardio-protective and may help lower cholesterol naturally. The oil also decreases emotional stress and improves circulation — two very important factors for reducing cholesterol and supporting your cardiovascular system.

One double-blind, randomized, controlled trial involving 34 female patients showed that clary sage significantly decreased systolic blood pressure compared to the placebo and lavender oil groups, and decreased diastolic blood pressure and respiratory rate significantly as well. The participants simply inhaled clary safe essential oil and their blood pressure levels were measured 60 minutes after inhalation. their known benefits.


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COFFEE

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CEDARWOOD

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COCONUT

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FRANKINSENCE

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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. So then, what is frankincense essential oil?

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, and boosting immunity. Frankincense uses even potentially applies to fighting cancer.

What Is Frankincense Essential Oil?

Frankincense oil is from the genus Boswellia and sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that’s commonly grown in Somalia and regions of Pakistan. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.

The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. Frankincense has been associated with many different religions over the years, especially the Christian religion, as it was one of the first gifts given to Jesus by the wise men. What does frankincense smell like? It smells like a combination of pine, lemon, and woody scents.

Boswellia serrata is a tree native to India that produces special compounds that have been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, and potentially anti-cancer, effects. Among the valuable Boswellia tree extracts that researchers have identified, several stand out as being most beneficial, including terpenes and boswellic acids, which are strongly anti-inflammatory and protective over healthy cells. (1)

How to use frankincense oil? Frankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin, usually mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil. It’s believed that the oil transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain, which is known to influence the nervous system. A little bit of oil goes a long way, and it should not be ingested in large quantities as it can be toxic.

If you’re purchasing essential oils, avoid oils that say “fragrance oil” or “perfume oil” as these can be synthetic and don’t provide the desired health benefits. Instead, look for oils that say “pure essential oil” or “100% essential oil” for the highest quality essential oils. I like to take advantage of the best frankincense oils, which should feature a combination of multiple varieties of oils from Boswellia trees.

10 Benefits of Frankincense Oil

1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions

When inhaled, frankincense oil been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure. It has anti-anxiety and depression-reducing abilities, but unlike prescription medications, it does not have negative side effects or cause unwanted drowsiness.

For example, in mice, burning Boswellia resin as incense had antidepressive effects. “Incensole acetate, an incense component, elicits psychoactivity by activating TRPV3 channels in the brain.” This channel in the brain is implicated in the perception of warmth in the skin. (2)

2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness

Studies have demonstrated that frankincense benefits extend to immune-enhancing abilities that may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses, and even cancers. Researchers at Mansoura University in Egypt conducted a lab study and found that frankincense oil exhibits strong immunostimulant activity. 

It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth or in your home. This is the reason many people choose to use frankincense to naturally relieve oral health problems; the antiseptic qualities of this oil may help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections from occurring.

3. May Help Fight Cancer or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects

Several research groups have found that frankincense has promising anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects when tested in lab studies and on animals. Frankincense oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer. Researchers in China investigated the anticancer effects of frankincense and myrrh oils on five tumor cells lines in a lab study. The results showed that human breast and skin cancer cell lines showed increased sensitivity to the combination of myrrh and frankincense essential oils. (6)

A 2012 study even found that a chemical compound found in frankincense called AKBA is successful at killing cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy, which may make it a potential natural cancer treatment.

4. Astringent and Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria

Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the ability to eliminate cold and flu germs from the home and the body naturally, and it can be used in place of chemical household cleaners.

A lab study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology found that the combination of frankincense oil and myrrh oil is particularly effective when used against pathogens. These two oils, which have been used in combination since 1500 BC, have synergistic and additive properties when exposed to microorganisms like Cryptococcus neoformans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging

Frankincense benefits include the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.

According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like) structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin. (9)

6. Improves Memory

Research suggests that frankincense oil can be used to improve memory and learning functions. And some animal studies even show that using frankincense during pregnancy may increase the memory of a mother’s offspring.

In one such study, when pregnant rats received frankincense orally during their gestation period, there was a significant increase in the power of learning, short-term memory and long-term memory of their offspring. (10)

7. May Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility

Frankincense oil benefits may include reducing symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels, although the research on this topic is limited. It has been used to help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and mood swings. Frankincense oil may also help with regulating estrogen production and may reduce the risk of tumor or cyst development in premenopausal women.

Animal studies have shown that frankincense oil can be used as a fertility promoting agent, which may be due to the oil’s chemical structure acting similarly to that of steroids. When frankincense was used on rats internally, it increased fertility, and the number of implantations and viable fetuses, which suggests that the oil may possibly increase sperm motility and density. 

8. Eases Digestion

Frankincense helps the digestive system to properly detox and produce bowel movements. It may also help to reduce pain and cramping in the stomach, relieve nausea, flush out excess water from the abdomen that can cause bloating and even relieve PMS-related stomach pains. 

It does this by speeding up the secretion of digestive enzymes, increasing urination production, relaxing the muscles of the digestive tract and also helps improve circulation, which is needed for proper digestive health. It’s been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and IBS. (13)

9. Acts as a Sleep Aid

Frankincense uses include lowering levels of anxiety or chronic stress that can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep. This natural sleep aid helps open breathing passages, allows your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature and can eliminate pain that keeps you up. 

10. Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain

Frankincense can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules associated with conditions like arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders like IBS and many more conditions. 

It can be useful in helping prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue and has been shown to significantly reduce levels of dangerous and painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment option for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons.


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HEMP Cannabis Sativa

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This grows throughout subtropical Africa , Jamaica and the Carribbeans generally, where it is known as Sorrel, and many parts of Asia. It is commonly used as a beverage drink particularly in East Africa and .  Details of ingredients and their known benefits.

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LIME

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CINNAMON

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CALENDULA

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