Monday, February 22, 2010
Frankincense lifts our prayers to heaven and elevates our mood
Research comming out of John Hopkins University and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem suggest that buring insense has psychotropic effects. Specifically burning resin from the Boswellia plant (frankincense) activates particular ion channels in the brain which seem to relieve depression and anxiety. These scientists studied the effects on mice finding a protein called TRPV3 is activated when exposed to incense.
So if you suffer with or struggle with a depressed mood or anxious affect get to church and breath deep! Don't forget to breakout the charcols and insence daily at home go 'oldschool' on this one.