Monday, May 2, 2011
Frankincense & Myrrh: Those Men Were Wise
There is preliminary indications that Frankincense may also hold a key to the cure for cancer. The BBC recently reported on studies that show some agent in Frankincense to cause cancer cells to "close down." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8505251.stm) Although they are still trying to isolate which of 17 active components are having this effect, it is a sign of hope.
Myrrh has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, for circulatory problems, and for symptoms of menopause. A recent study showed the lowering of LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and raising of HDL ("good" cholesterol). (Al-Amoudi, N. (2009). Hypocholesterolemic effect of some plants and their blend as studied on albino rats. International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.)
And who doesn't like a little bit of gold?