Frankincense throughout history has been associated with spiritual protection and is known as the “holy anointing oil”. It has a very high vibration (hence its spiritual value). Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man, frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and only the very wealthy could afford it. Early records of Persians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews contain references to its religious, medicinal and perfumery use. It is mentioned at least twenty-two times in the Bible. In the Dead Sea Scrolls it is described as “the sweat of the gods fallen to earth”.

In the Syriac Book of Medicine frankincense is noted for the treatment of nose-bleeds, headaches, ailments of the eyes and ears, gout, pleurisy, palsy, diarrhea, ailments of the voice and lungs, coughing, diseases of the kidneys, liver, bladder and spleen. It has been used throughout the ages for all types of skin conditions as well as tumors. This oil may also help with allergies, cancer, pressure or “bedsores”, and high blood pressure.

Modern research shows that it is high in sesquiterpenes which helps stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. For emotional effects, it is well known as an antidepressant. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.

For respiratory conditions, frankincense can be used in a diffuser (high heat must be avoided, as it harms the therapeutic qualities of oils). Whether inhaled straight from the bottle, from a Whiffer™ Aroma Pendant or lathered on the body in a carrier oil its effects are delightful. A wonderful gift to share especially if presented in a Certified Holy Land olive wood Slimline Aroma Pendant from

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Peggy Carey, The "Zest Lady" is an Aromatherapy Instructor, Wellness Expert, and designer of Zest Lady Aroma Pendants™. Since 1997 she has taken courses in aromatherapy from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, American Institute of Holistic Theology, Young Living Essential Oils, and continues independent study as new research emerges.

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