We know that frankincense oil is known as the “king of essential oils” because of its rich chemical composition and wide range of health benefits, but of course, it is also expensive, so we must want to use it in the most cost-effective way.
What are some of the uses of frankincense that are cost-effective and hard to replace?
- Brain cell repair
- Nervous system
- Emotional balance
What is the blood-brain barrier?
The blood vessels in the brain are protected by a cellular membrane called the blood-brain barrier, which is closely packed together. The blood-brain barrier makes it difficult for substances to enter the brain tissue through the circulatory system, effectively protecting the brain on the one hand, and greatly reducing the efficacy of drugs for patients with brain diseases on the other.
In contrast, sesquiterpene, an important component of Boswellia, can cross the blood-brain barrier and interact with neurotransmitter receptors, so it has a good repairing and balancing effect on brain nerves and the pituitary gland (the main organ of the endocrine system).
Requirements for essential oils that can be dropped under the tongue
Can be taken orally and generally acceptable in taste
Not all essential oils can be taken orally and need to be distinguished carefully.
CPTG grade frankincense essential oil is FDA approved and therefore can be taken orally.
The taste is a rich, resinous aroma with a slight bitterness, which is usually acceptable.
It is relatively mild and can be used directly on the oral mucosa without dilution
Compared to many essential oils, frankincense is less irritating to the oral mucosa.
Principle of closest proximity
Using essential oils is usually as close as possible to the organ you wish to act on, for example, for gastrointestinal problems, it is recommended to put the oil in a capsule and swallow it with water so that it can melt off the capsule in the stomach before it starts to release the oil.
The sublingual is the closest to the pituitary gland (the main organ of the endocrine system) and absorption through the sublingual is the shortest distance and the fastest action. The sublingual is also very close to the cerebral nerves and cerebral blood vessels and has a very direct effect.
Therefore, if you want to improve emotional problems, brain nerve repair, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular maintenance, and enhance immunity, sublingual drops of frankincense are undoubtedly the most suitable.
At the same time, the sublingual drops are easy to operate, no waste, slow absorption, and can also freshen the breath and prevent diseases from entering the mouth.
Not all essential oils are suitable for sublingual drops, and frankincense oil can be used in other ways, not necessarily just sublingually.