Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Burning Incense could alleviate anxiety or depression?

I thought this was pretty cool and now I want to go buy some frankincense. :) How old school biblical of me.
ScienceDaily (2008-05-20) -- Burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.

Read the article here.


Cheryl said...

Pick up some myrrh while you're at it. If for no other reason that it's a word spelled without a real vowel, and it'd be cool to have it. :)

~Dawn said...

only the 'light' incense 'flavors' don't give me a headache.