There is increasing medical literature on frankincense, from its anti-inflammatory properties to a possible role (along with myrrh) in treating cancer.
What is frankincense?
Frankincense’s oil form comes from the gum resins obtained from Boswellia and contains boswellic acid. Since the time of ancient Egypt, this substance has been used for its health properties. Most notably, it has been, for a millennium, a traditional herbal remedy for pain and inflammation; in modern times, it is used to benefit inflammatory conditions such as those found in rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. As a fragrance in perfumes and religious ceremonies, it has been suggested that it has effects on the neurotransmitter chemistry of the brain. It has also been said to have both antibiotic and anti-fungal properties.
Frankincense and the brain
It has been discovered that frankincense leads to the filling of some opioid receptors, which can help alleviate pain. It also acts on ...
Bronchitis is generally just a medical term to designate an inflammation of the bronchi (the plural of bronchus). The bronchi are the larger airway divisions that are from the split at the bottom of the trachea.
The following are two the types of bronchitis:
The bronchial tree
When you take a deep breath, air travels through the nose or mouth and then through the vocal cords, which are at the top of the trachea. This point is the beginning of the bronchial tree. From there, the air moves along the trachea and at the end of it splits into the two mainstem bronchi, the left and the right, that correspond with the left and right lung, respectively. Within the lung, the mainstem bronchi further divide into the secondary bronchi, bronchioles, and finally the respiratory bronchioles, which end in the alveolar ducts. Here the bronchial tree ends by delivering air to the alveoli, where the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange takes pl ...