This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Feeling Depressed? Burning Frankincense Might Help

burning-frankincense

As a child, I was always around people who liked to burn incense.  The smell was foreign, but soothing.  It was always so distinct, too.  One could easily walk into a room, recognize the familiar smell, and begin looking for the stick of frankincense that is steadily propped over a narrow wooden ashtray.  For me, it was always an enchanting object, adding character to a room or space.

While many teenagers enjoy burning incense simply because it’s involves fire and smoke (things that are exciting as a kid), frankincense has actually been shown to possess psychoactive, antidepressant properties.  Which would help shed a bit of light on why so many people had the substance in their homes.

Known as Boswellia resin for millennia, frankincense has been referenced numerous different times in ancient texts like The Old Testament.  A team of scientists from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Johns Hopkins University decided to figure out why.  

Their studies on the substance included giving incensole acetate, the primary component in Boswellia resin, to mice to observe the effects.  What they found was that it primarily affected areas of the brain that aid in emotion regulation.  

Specifically, the protein TRPV3 was found to become activated; this protein plays a large role in how our skin perceives warmth.  The effect that this perception has on the mind is quite significant, as it promotes an intense state of relaxation.

Nowadays, frankincense is used regularly as a practical form of therapy for treating depression and anxiety disorders.  The National Institutes of Health report that one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. is major depressive disorder, affecting close to 15 million people, while over 40 million people suffer from sever anxiety.

In addition to the antidepressant properties, frankincense has also been found to help treat ailments like fever, chest coughs, hypertension and nausea.

So, next time you’re not feeling too hot, whether it be physically or emotionally, try burning some frankincense in your space and see how much it helps you.  Couldn’t hurt to try before reaching for the pharmaceuticals.


Credit

Source : expandedconsciousness.com

 

Pin It

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2022 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Featured Writers

Disclaimer Health

All post and information provided within this blog is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website.  Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes or taking supplements that may interfere with medications. Any products or information discussed are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any illness, disease or lifestyle. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and wellbeing or on any opinions expressed within this website.

 

crystal-wind-oracle-mobile-app
Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On
Apple  | Android | Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!

Spirit Animal Totem Of The Day!

CrystalWind.ca is free to use because of
donations from people like you.
Donate Now »

CrystalWind.Ca Donation!

Articles: Aromatherapy

Who is Online Now

We have 833 guests and no members online

Featured This Month

Page:

Winter Solstice - A Season of Giving

Winter Solstice - A Season of Giving

CELEBRATING THE WINTER SOLSTICE The December solstice is also known as the ... Read more

Yule - The Winter Solstice

Yule - The Winter Solstice

Yule, or the Winter Solstice is one of the lesser Sabbats of the Witches cal... Read more

Sodalite

Sodalite

The Logic Stone Sodalite works well in unison with the throat and brow chak... Read more

Gods and Monsters of the Winter Solstice

Gods and Monsters of the Winter Solstice

La Befana Because Santa Claus has presided over the Yule festival for the las... Read more

Sun in Sagittarius

Sun in Sagittarius

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Sagittarius At the heart of Sagit... Read more

Obsidian

Obsidian

The Protection Stone As a stone that emerges with dramatic force from the d... Read more

Yule

Yule

Yule Ritual Celebrated on the Winter Solstice, around December 21 each year.... Read more

Twas The Night Before Yuletide

Twas The Night Before Yuletide

Yule Chant Brightly burns the Yule log tonight Magic dances in firelight Ho... Read more

Turquoise

Turquoise

The Master Healer Stone As a blue stone with a hint of green, turquoise wor... Read more

Yule Blessings

Yule Blessings

Yule The Winter Solstice or Yule is one of the Lesser Wiccan Sabbats, and it ... Read more

Birth Totem - Owl

Birth Totem - Owl

Birth Totem Owl Birth dates: November 23 - December 21 Birth Totem: Owl C... Read more

Yule By The Hedgewitch

Yule By The Hedgewitch

Yule Yule is a solar festival and one of the Minor Sabbats. This is when th... Read more

Long Snows Moon

Long Snows Moon

Elk – Obsidian – Black Spruce – Black November 22 to December 21 The Long ... Read more

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Nov 22 - Dec 21 Spirit: Meeting competition Ego: Independent, studious, in... Read more

Sagittarius Mythology

Sagittarius Mythology

The Sagittarius Myth Other than Virgo, the Sagittarius myth is probably the... Read more

© 2008-2022 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
Web Hosting by Knownhost.com

X

Right Click

No right click