Incense is one of the best ways to
keep your room smelling lovely. However, it has many other benefits people may
not be familiar with. Here are the top 10 benefits of incense:
- Improves blood
circulation – Boswellic acid is an
ingredient in a popular incense known as frankincense. Bosellic acid known
for its anti-inflammatory effects and improving blood flow and circulation.
This helps combat the inflammatory effects of arthritis, cysts, and Crohn’s
- Aids the
respiratory system – Incense can help you
combat bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, frequent colds and allergies. Just
inhale a small amount of it everyday and you will see results.
Reduces anxiety – A study on the effect of incense on women
who were about to receive a breast biopsy indicated that incense did reduce
anxiety on some level. Out of the two used, lavender-sandalwood incense was
more effective than orange peppermint incense.
- Can help you sleep – If you are having trouble sleeping at
night, incense may be just as effective as sleeping pills. As mentioned before,
it helps reduce anxiety by slowing down the nervous system, which causes your
body and mind to relax. There are a plethora of scents you can choose to from
to help make your dreams smell nice.
Lavender, vanilla, jasmine and many others can help you sleep.
- Scars – If you suffer from bad skin you may want to
consider the use of incense as a form of treatment. Frankincense has properties
of helping the skin heal faster. Frankincense is known for having an
infective potential, so this can help healing boils, scars and pimples. So,
in addition to acne creams and such, consider adding some nice scents to help
you out with your skin.
- Improves the immune
system – When burning incense, it can be
used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant. It can be applied to wounds to help prevent
Infection as well as help heal internal wounds.
- Can be used as an
aphrodisiac – If you are looking to set the mood
for your special someone this summer, pick up some blue lotus incense. Although
incense is generally known for its relaxing and healing properties, it also
carries other benefits. Blue lotus incense is known for activating the
hypothalamus, which is responsible for sexual arousal. It causes the production of testosterone to
increase as well as increasing blood flow to the sexual organs.
- Acts as a natural
air freshener – To help freshen up the room, light
up some incense of any kind as a guilt-free air freshener. Incense is all
natural, so no harsh chemicals will be flowing in the air. Big brand air
fresheners usually contain four harsh chemicals in them. These chemicals
are formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, aerosol propellants and
p-dichlorobenzene, which are all known for having numerous health effects such
as burning eyes, pulmonary damage, increased cancer risk and liver damage.
- Can help with
meditation – Many religions use incense
when it comes to deep meditation. So why can’t you? People have been doing
this since the beginning of time. If you
need to find yourself or just need some alone time to think, incense can help
you calmly think about what is on your mind.
- Helps with
depression and neurological damage –
Frankincense is known as one of the best varieties of incense for overall
healing, but one of the major benefits is alleviating depression and
neurological damage. It has been proven that frankincense extracts assists
in the reduction of depression and neurological damage.
As you can see, there are more
advantages to burning incense than simply making the room smell nice. It has
other benefits that can help your overall health and mentality. So maybe it’s
time to ditch the air freshener and try something different.