Frankincense tears for chewing
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Two ounces of high grade, organic frankincense resin to chew or ingest. This has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years for inflammation, cerebral edema and certain types of cancer (along with other therapies). Please do not ever ingest frankincense essential oil!
Here is a recent study looking into the effects of chewing frankincense resin. The effect of Frankincense in the treatment of moderate plaque-induced gingivitis: a double blinded randomized clinical trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3304380/
If you are treating tumors we recommend consulting with your Ayurvedic physician for the full treatment--which includes several therapies--or make an appointment on this site on the "Healing" page.
From the American Cancer Society "Boswellia significantly reduced cerebral edema measured by MRI in the study population. ...a reduction of cerebral edema of more than 75% was found in 60% of patients receiving boswellia... These findings may be based on an additional antitumor effect. "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21287538
From PubMed "Ayurveda describes the antirheumatic (antiarthritis) activity of the gum-resins of certain trees. In addition to its beneficial use for arthritis, this gummy resin is also mentioned in traditional Ayurvedic and Unani texts as an effective remedy for diarrhoea, dysentery, ringworm, boils, fevers (antipyretic), skin and blood diseases, cardiovascular diseases, mouth sores, bad throat, bronchitis, asthma, cough, vaginal discharges, hair-loss, jaundice, hemorrhoids, syphilitic diseases, irregular menses and stimulation of liver. It is also diaphoretic, astringent, diuretic and acts both as internal and external stimulant. Modern medicine and pharmacology strongly point out to its use as an antiarthritic, antiinflammatory, antihyperlipidemic (controls blood lipids), antiatherosclerotic (anticoronary plaque), analgesic (pain-reliever) and hepatoprotective (protects the liver" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3309643/
The University of Michigan lists these uses for Boswellia; osteoarthrits, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ulcerative colitis, bursitis, cluster headache. (The same uses for this resin as Ayurveda has used it for 6,000 years. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2053005
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