Frankincense and Myrrh
The wise men brought the Christ child gold, frankincense and myrrh. In Exodus, God gives Moses the formula for “an holy anointing oil” (Exodus 30:22-25). There are over 188 references to essential oils in the Bible. Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon, and spikenard.
According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold.
The first use of essential oils was attributed to the Egyptians and can be traced back to 4500 B.C. They soon realized that essential oils not only had therapeutic properties, but were especially useful for emotional purposes. The Ebers Papyrus, and Egyptian medical scroll dating back to 1500 B.C. contains more than 800 herbal prescriptions and remedies. Medicinal mixtures contained myrrh, oil and honey, and the scroll indicated a high success rate in treating 81 different diseases. Myrrh is still recognized for its ability to help with infection of the skin and throat, and to regenerate skin.
2,000 years ago, Frankincense and Myrrh were precious beyond the value of gold. Their healing powers were viewed then as "magical." The most precious gift one person can give another is life! The three magi offered exactly that to the Christ child, gifts of life-saving essential oils.
More information on the modern healing benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil
Frankincense gained its legendary name as a "holy anointing oil" from the ancients, because they found when it was rubbed on sick people they would get well almost immediately. Additionally, they also found that when Frankincense is burned and inhaled, it increased their spiritual awareness and made them feel more "in tune" spiritually.
Modern science now shows us that frankincense has the ability to increase the oxygen around the pineal and pituitary gland, therefore stimulating the pineal gland through which we communicate spiritually. Practically speaking, it has a centering effect on the emotions. It can slow respiration, thus helping the body calm and center itself. It's a wonderfully calming oil.
Frankincense has a
delightfully sweet and slightly spicy odor. It can act as an
expectorant, soothing congestion. It is a wonderful oil to blend into
facial creams or oils to reverse aging skin. The ancients used it as
well for embalming.
about the modern
healing benefits of Frankincense oil.
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