Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Where has the year gone? It’s December already and the stores are filled with Christmas delights. Well this week we thought we’d ride the coat tails of the high street and tell you all about how you can indeed make Christmas a happy time for all the family.

The nativity displays tell the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the three wise men. Do you remember the names of the gifts the wise men carried with them? Correct. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Have you ever wondered why? What was it about these three gifts that made them so special? Was it the cost? was it their rarity? or did they possess properties that we don’t know about? They were given as gifts by three wise men who must have known.

Gold was a gift fit for a King. Even today we see gold as a precious metal to be treasured. Myrrh in those days was used as a perfume or fragrance reserved for special occasions. What about Frankincense? Well, that was used for medical purposes. It is an expensive tree resin with a beautiful aroma especially when burnt as an incense or used as an ingredient in perfume.

Frankincense has a much more important role to play in life than just a simple olfactory pleasure. It has been used for centuries in traditional African and Asian medical practices and is a well known ingredient in Ayurvedic remedies.

In today’s modern man-made, synthesised chemical world, the properties of Frankincense have been ignored for far too long. The number of patients with critical illnesses looking for alternative medicines and treatments is on the increase. There are now numerous studies available on the uses of older medicines for today’s most common and critical illnesses. Frankincense is just one of them. It has been known to improve the immune system, act as an anti-inflammatory and as an anti-depressant.

Frankincense is also known for its cancer reducing properties. How does it reduce cancer growth? Frankincense oil contains monoterpenes which regardless of the stage of cancer is able to stop the reproduction of corrupt DNA codes within body cells. It is this corrupt information within the cells that initiate cancer and if allowed to replicate will lead tumour growth. The most common treatment for cancer is chemotherapy. This involves treating the area around the tumour which kills both cancerous and healthy cells. It also leaves the recipients weaker than before the treatment. Using 100% pure, high quality grade essential oil such as Frankincense as an alternative to this treatment, will target only the unhealthy cells with no adverse affects on the patient. Reports have shown that Frankincense is a highly affective ingredient in the treatment and reduction of cancerous liver, bladder, breast, brain and cervical tumours.

So, by adding Frankincense essential oil to your daily routine, you will not only increase the pleasure of your mini massage but could also improve your health, as explained in this BBC report.

The Boswellia Carteri is the most studied variety of Frankincense for the effective treatment of cancer reduction. Youngevity has used every care to harness this particular essential oil for your use. The Youngevity essential oils range provides you with the highest quality 100% pure grade oils that are ready to use in massage blends, mists and topical applications.

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The Gift of Frankincense

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