In the coming days, we are going to talk about Frankincense and Ethiopia. The role of Ethiopian frankincense—also known as olibanum—and myrrh have been documented in many books and scripts since antique time. Ethiopian women use frankincense for making heavy kohl eyeliner, our Queen of Saba used to empress King Soloman on her wealth and beauty. It demonstrated Egyptian women famously wore.
We have looked in the reserch of todays medicine what is discussed and learn that there is a project between Jena University and University Saarbrücken and a start-up company, Professor Werz to examined the curative effect of frankincense. The webiste of the reserachers indicated that „in this project the researchers were able to show where exactly the boswellic acids - which are responsible for the impact of the ingredients of the Boswellia resin - actually interfere in the process of inflammation. "Boswellic acids interact with several different proteins that are part of inflammatory reactions, but most of all with an enzyme which is responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandin E2," Oliver Werz points out. Prostaglandin E2 is one of the mediators of the immune response and plays a decisive role in the process of inflammation, in the development of fever and of pain. "Boswellic acids block this enzyme efficiently and thereby reduce the inflammatory reaction," the Jena pharmacist explains. With this, not only a targeted use in the therapy of inflammatory diseases is conceivable. It can also be expected that boswellic acids have less side effects than today's prevalent anti-inflammatory treatments like diclofenac or indometacin. Their impact is less specific, they can increase the risk of stomach ulcers and can negatively affect renal function.