Health Nut News
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:46 UTC
In the last two years the essential oils market has exploded. While many have been quietly using them for years, and scientists have been studying their many uses, people seem to have only begun to understand their remarkable benefits, both for themselves and their families.
Whether you’re religious or have no religion at all; essential oils deserve a second look. These oils have been used for two thousand years and their benefits are well documented.
Frankincense: Extracted from the gum or resin of the Frankincense tree, this oil has been used for thousands of years and has many incredible benefits. It is effective as an immune booster, helps combat aging skin, is calming for those with anxiety and soothes coughs and eliminates phlegm. It is one of the most beneficial and useful essential oils and we are never without it in our home. For additional information, check out this article written by Dr. Mercola or this one by Dr. Axe.
Myrrh: Extracted from the resin, Myrrh is native to Egypt, and was used for healing wounds in ancient Greece. The main components of this essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Cadinene, Limonene, Cuminaldehyde, Eugenol, Cresol, Heerabolene, Acetic Acid, Formic Acid and Sesquiterpenes. It is antimicrobial and antiviral, as well as an expectorant and an antifungal. It has also been studied for its ability to fight against cancer – as have many essential oils, including others on this list. It can have toxic effects if used in excess and should be avoided by pregnant women since it stimulates the uterus and could result in miscarriage. Make sure if you have any questions to check with your doctor or aromatherapy specialist.
More at the link