Although those who use incense regularly need no convincing as its beneficial effects, it’s nice to know these findings are validated by science. Recently, we came across a study appearing online in The FASEB Journal, in which an international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression.
“In spite of information stemming from ancient texts, constituents of Bosweilla had not been investigated for psychoactivity,” said Raphael Mechoulam, one of the research study’s co-authors. “We found that incensole acetate, a Boswellia resin constituent, when tested in mice lowers anxiety and causes antidepressive-like behavior. Apparently, most present day worshipers assume that incense burning has only a symbolic meaning.”
(Read more on this at: Physorg)
Buying only natural incense sticks, free from all synthetic chemicals and preservatives, chemical binders, and petroleum by-products, is essential however, if you’re going to get the full benefits. Natural incense ingredients; woods, herbs, spices, flowers, gums, resins, balsams and more have amazing affects on our brains, moods, and bodies!
In the manufacturing of dhuni natural incense products no toxic materials or processes are involved at any time! Normally, incense sticks are rolled at the homes of workers, then later dipped in essential oils, dried and packed in a factory. Our incense is solely hand rolled whereby the essential oils are included in the materials from which the sticks are rolled. This eliminates the need to dilute the essential oils with chemicals, and gives a fragrance which is second to none!