Updated: Mar 15
For over centuries Frankincense and other plants have been burned to cleanse rooms, wade off unknown entities or just for energy and spiritual rituals.
Recently a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem did a study to see what the effects were of this age-old practice. They studied Frankincense to determine why it has psychoactive effects.
The team found that the ‘incensole acetate’ influences the areas of the brain which regulate emotions. By activating the protein TRPV3. Which has a has a strong anti-depressant and anxiolytic effect on the mind, leaving you feeling open and relaxed.
Stock up on your incense sticks or even better order the real thing.
Read the whole article below from Kirsten Cowart: