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Blog 5 – Can Frankincense Help Fight Cancer?

I love to stumble upon information involving the use of frankincense (and other essential oils) to help fight cancer. And, that’s great news for us essential oil users!  This is not to say that frankincense is a “cure” for cancer. But, I simply aim to share with you – some of what I’ve come across in my searches.

What I thought would be best, was to provide some links to various articles, medical reports, studies, stories, and even testimonials (below) that touch upon this subject. But, please be sure to read my blog post on the body’s frequencies and how this plays a significant role in disease. You will see that not much else on Earth can compare to the frequencies found in pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, which helps to explain their numerous health benefits!

*Please note that some links will take you to personal blogs where opinions and/or ads may be included. I (and Young Living) am in no way associated with the owners of these blogs, nor am I affiliated with the products they may or may not advertise. I simply wanted to share some of the information I found in my researching this topic.

Frankincense and Cancer – What You Need to Know About this Essential Oil

Meet the Essential Oil That Could Stop Cancer In Its Tracks

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 1

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 2

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 3

Dr. Axe – Frankincense Oil – Natural Cancer Treatment

Dr. Z – Ancient Healing Benefits of Frankincense

Meet the Essential Oil That Could Stop Cancer In Its Tracks

Dr. Axe – Can Frankincense Oil Kill Cancer and Boost Immunity?

You can google it, yourself! Stories are out there, folks! I also found a few examples of how boswellic acid (which can be bought in pill form, here) has helped with other ailments/conditions:

  • For example, researchers found that more than 50% of the myeloid leukemia cells underwent apoptosis for 24 hours after treatment with 20 µg/mL boswellic acid isolated from Boswellia carterri resin. This apoptotic process was p53 independent 9.
  • Another researcher examined the effects of acetyl-11-keto-b-boswellic acid (AKBA) on pancreatic cancer. The results of the study demonstrate that AKBA can supress the growth and metastasis of human pancreatic tumours in an orthotopic nude mouse model that correlates with modulation of multiple targets10.
  • Frankincense extract is also beneficial for the treatment of inflammatory disease. Researchers found that it has less toxic and other side effects commonly found in nonsteroid anti-rheumatic or corticosteroid treatments 11.
  • It is believed that boswellic acid has a potent specific inhibitory action in the synthesis of leukotrienes, which are involved in various inflammatory diseases. Some of the conditions with increased leukotriene formation include chronic polyarthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and certain brain tumours. Furthermore, the immunomodulatory activity of boswellic acids has shown to be neither cytotoxic nor to cause the immunosuppression produced by most drugs used in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease11.
  • Another use worth noting is in Ayurvedic medicine. Frankincense gum has long been used to alleviate inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

I got REALLY EXCITED when I stumbled upon the following link which describes Young Living’s brand of frankincense:

Young Living Frankincense – An Ancient Gift Supported By Modern Science

Here are some testimonials about frankincense (and other oils) and cancer from the website:

Terminal liver cancer A woman in Long Beach, said her husband was told to put his affairs in order. His liver cancer had progressed so much so that the tumors were far too large for surgical removal. He was given six months to live. She was introduced to the power of 100% pure frankincense oil shortly following the diagnosis. He applied it topically over his liver and under his tongue daily. On their next visit with his physician, they discovered his tumors were miraculously shrinking. They continued using frankincense. In April, his tumors had shrunk so much so that his physician agreed to surgery. The cancer was removed, taking 3/4 of his liver. Today, he is in good health and enjoying life with his beautiful wife and family.

Lung Stage 4 – metastasis to bones, spine, ribs, hips, pelvis
Bebe’s mom had malignant tumors in her lungs, and it spread to her spine, her bones, her ribs, her shoulders, her hips and her pelvis. After starting the essential oils, four months later, she was thriving and her diseased cells were rapidly dying. She was back home and gardening and planning on going on vacation. Seven months after being told by the doctors that she was would die from her stage 4 cancer, the doctors say that she is in good health and that there is no more lung cancer. Bebe recommends: Frankincense : use liberally every 2-3 hours, both topically over affected areas and the bottom of the feet. If you can put numerous drops under the tongue, even better. (BUDWIG CENTER will provide the full protocol) For pain she used the wintergreen oil diluted with coconut oil topically over the painful area.

Five year old with brain cancer
A five year old with brain cancer tumor used just one drop of frankincense , alternated with one drop of sandalwood applied to the bottom of her feet, along with lavender applied to her wrist. Now totally in perfect health!!

Bone Marrow Degeneration
Ellen was diagnosed with bone marrow degeneration and polyscithemiarubravera. “After 3 months my blood tests are showing massive improvements placing most markers into the normal range! I have not had to do 2 of the last 3 phlebotomies that I was having every 2 weeks and are now every month or longer! I am feeling like a million dollars and no longer look like I am at death’s door! Do these oils and have faith that this will work. It does.”

Breast Cancer
I used frankincense to shrink a breast tumor. When I went for surgery, they couldn’t find any trace of cancer! I had a breast tumors in Feb. and just had it removed and am doing the oils. I put frankincense and lemongrass on my breast every day and herbal supplements. I had my 6 month check up last month and he said everything looked great. No more cancer! For me I will never do chemo or radiation. The side effects are way too bad. He was very surprised I looked so good cause I didn’t have the treatments. – Marilyn, October 2013

Cervical Cancer
My good friend just called to tell me that she found out that her sister’s cervical cancer came back for the 2nd time. She was scheduled today to have her uterus removed. When she found out, she sent her sister wintergreen and frankincense. She instructed her mother to make sure she applied the wintergreen and frankincense on the bottoms of feet every 3 to 4 hours for the pain along with applying directly on her abdomen.. A week ago, the diseased cells were still showing up in her blood work. Today [less than a month after first starting the oils] was her surgery to remove her uterus removed and they couldn’t find any cancer. Hallelujah! Praise God for these amazing products!- Bernie

My brother’s son, who had a second reoccurrence of leukemia… was taking essential oils as well as the chemo & went into remission much quicker than the doctor had advised, and didn’t have any of the nasty side-effects. – Jacqui

My mom’s dear friend has been battling throat degeneration that was spreading to other areas of his body. Last October, he started using the oils! Frankincense and natural remedies. Today he went from an MRI and he was given a true miracle… He is in perfect health! Thank you, God ~ Amen! – Lorie

A friend had pancreatic degeneration and was given 3-4 weeks. He did the following, 3 drops frankincense, 1 drop each lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood and natural remedies. He is now in great health… It’s been 8 months now. – Marilyn

This morning I got a call from a good friend of ours who has been battling prostate cancer. For the last 3-4 months, he has been taking the essential oils. Today he called to say that at his doctor appointment yesterday, he was told that he is totally clear!

Basal cell
My friend’s dad had Basal cell growths on his nose. It had gone through the thickness of his nostril and the oncologist wanted to remove a big section of the nostril, down to his upper lip and over a finger width into his cheek, by the time he contacted me. I hadn’t worked with cancer before with the oils and wanted to help as much as possible. He also eliminated sugar from his diet, increased water intake, ate more raw foods and believed he could beat this. Within a couple weeks it appeared closed, another week and the weeping stopped completely and the redness around the area started lightening. After six weeks, that side of his nose looked healthier than the other unaffected side!! That was 15 months ago and he has had no signs of it coming back.

I went for a routine eye exam in Feb 2013. The Dr told me the growth over my eye is what I had suspected a form of skin degeneration: basil cell cancer. Yikes! One year prior to that eye exam I was at the Dermatologist office to have a few suspicious spots removed from my face, neck and back. Having gone through that invasive experience lead me to ask is there a safer way to remove this spot (mind you this spot is right above my eye). I did a bit of reading about essential oil use for skin cancer and it seemed less invasive than dermatologist plus I did not have to miss time from work. So I got a bottle of Frankincense and applied it as recommended topically 3 times a day and did 2 drops under my tongue morning and night. The first week no real significant change just a tingling sensation in that area after applying topically and taking it internally. The second week I did notice it getting smaller. During the third week the spot started to ooze a bit but it was getting smaller. The fourth week is when it seemed to IMPLODE on itself and oozed more but still it was getting smaller. The fifth week it was much, much smaller and formed a scab. Week six the scab fell off while washing my face and was the size of a tiny whitehead. In 6 weeks a gigantic spot was reduced to the size of a pin head all from applying and ingesting an essential oil, Frankincense. I was ASTOUNDED, AMAZED & THRILLED!!!! Essential oils worked for me!!!- Dan

I applied frankincense morning and night and covered with a band aid. In 3 days the mole had shrunk. Day 5 it bled a little and half fell off. Day 7, gone! I had a little bit of pink skin and I worried it was a scar. A few days later, totally gone! – Amber My husband had a stage 4 malignant melanoma removed last year from his back…another melanoma came up on his nose…before we started using essential oils we did radiation on that one. It has since grown back…and we have since become educated using essential oils. He started using lavender frankincense, and Immortelle on the melanoma and it is SHRINKING!-Jennifer

To learn more about these essential oils, read my blogs below!

Blog 1 – So How Do These Oils Really Help Us?
Blog 2 – Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equally
Blog 3 – Frequencies – How Much Do You Really Know?
Blog 4 – Essential Oil Usage and Safety
Blog 5 – Can Frankincense Help Fight Cancer?
Blog 6 – Going All Natural with Essential Oils
Blog 7 – Ahhh…The Essential Oil Naysayers!
Blog 8 – Can Essential Oils Really Be “Organic?”
Blog 9 – Wait…What? YL is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Company?
Blog 10 – Essential Oils…Now More Than Ever
Blog 11 – What’s in an Essential Oil, Anyway?
Blog 12 – Our Body Systems and Essential Oils


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