How Frankincense and DMSO Can Cure Parasitic Infections
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In our experience, frankincense essential oil combined with DMSO has proven to be one of the simplest yet most powerful treatments for disease, including for cancer (specifically brain and reproductive organ cancers), COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and diseases, autoimmune disease, and more. Because of the powerful healing abilities of each of these two medicines, we often consider them separately or in combination with each other when first exploring a health problem. For that reason, when we started writing about toxoplasmosis, we wondered if frankincense and DMSO could work together for this parasitic infection as well.
While the scientific evidence available in regard to the use of frankincense specifically for the treatment of toxoplasmosis is limited, there are multiple studies available illustrating the efficacy of this tree resin for the treatment of other parasite infections, including:
- Leishmaniasis (caused by Leishmania spp. parasites)
- Giardiasis (caused by Giardia spp. parasites)
- Malaria (caused by Plasmodium spp. parasites)
- Schistosomiasis (caused by Schistosoma spp. parasites, also known as liver flukes)
- Blastocystis spp. parasite infection
While it’s worth noting that, indeed, frankincense does possess antiparasitic properties, it’s particularly interesting that this medicine works as a treatment for malaria. Both Toxoplasma and Plasmodium parasites are what are known as “Apicomplexa” parasites. The Apicomplexa parasites are grouped together since they all have some specific attributes in common. Specifically, these parasites possess a grouping of organelles known together as the “apical complex”; this organelle grouping is primarily responsible for facilitating the entry of the parasite into the host cell, but also plays a role in the metabolism of the parasite.
Some researchers have suggested that the apicoplasts inside of the apical complex may be an effective target for the prevention and treatment of malaria. It’s possible that apicoplasts inside of Toxoplasma parasites may also be a viable target for the treatment of toxoplasmosis.
Frankincense + DMSO for Brain Cancer
Frankincense combined with DMSO is a front-line natural treatment for brain cancer. Toxoplasmosis has been correlated with the development or worsening of brain cancers, as well as sometimes being misdiagnosed as brain cancer in certain cases. Certain other cancers, such as myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma, can also cause a dormant toxoplasmosis infection to “reactivate”. Because of this close connection between toxoplasmosis and cancer, frankincense is an important treatment to be aware of when it comes to developing a complete Healing Protocol for toxoplasmosis (and in this case, other related conditions).
Combine 10-20 drops of pure frankincense essential oil with 2 tablespoons of organic, unrefined coconut oil in a glass container with a lid (this way, you can keep the mixture for later). Apply the frankincense/coconut oil mixture to the area of the head closest to the cancer, or all over the head and neck. After applying the oils, then apply the DMSO to the same areas. Do not rinse. Repeat as many times a day as you feel is appropriate, keeping in mind that DMSO can sometimes dry the skin. If you start to experience any symptoms of skin dryness (itching, redness, peeling, uncomfortable sensations, etc.) stop applying the DMSO temporarily and continue online with the oil mixture, OR reduce the amount of DMSO you’re using either by applying less overall or administering the DMSO portion of the treatment fewer times per day.
Frankincense + DMSO for Autoimmune Disease
Certain autoimmune diseases have been known to sometimes be due to a dormant (or active) Toxoplasma infection. Among the autoimmune diseases that are correlated with toxoplasmosis are the following:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic sclerosis
- Primary and secondary Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Pemphigus vulgaris
- Autoimmune thyroid diseases
- And more…
Frankincense is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medicine. The boswellic acids present in frankincense have been known to downregulate the production of multiple cytokines, including TNF-alpha, IL-6, IFN-gamma, IL-1, IL-2, and IL-4. These cytokines play a role in the chronic inflammation seen in most autoimmune diseases; often, these cytokines are produced by the body’s immune system in response to an underlying infection. Frankincense not only reduces excessive inflammation but can also target these underlying pathogenic infections that are often present in autoimmune disease.
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Frankincense + DMSO for Schizophrenia and Mental Illness
The first thing I think of as a treatment for schizophrenia is niacin (vitamin B3). While niacin is certainly one of the most important nutritional therapies for schizophrenia, there are other treatments, like frankincense, that may benefit schizophrenia patients. Most of us are taught that schizophrenia is incurable, but the reality is somewhat different; in “Niacin: The Real Story”, Dr. Abram Hoffer (and coauthors) explains that people with schizophrenia may, for whatever reason, have a higher requirement for niacin than the average person. Once they’re taking adequate amounts of this nutrient each day in addition to other supportive nutrients in lower doses, their symptoms almost invariably decrease significantly or disappear entirely.
Toxoplasmosis has been observed in some patients with schizophrenia, however, suggesting a link between Toxoplasma infection and mental illness. Various studies indicate that patients with schizophrenia are more likely to have Toxoplasma antibodies (which indicates the presence of infection), and that adult toxoplasmosis can sometimes bear a striking resemblance to schizophrenia in terms of symptomatology. Additionally, researchers have observed that certain especially effective antipsychotics also possess antiparasitic actions in the body; this means that, although these antipsychotics may work as antipsychotics, the reason why they may work better than other antipsychotics may lie in the fact that these particular, effective drugs target the actual cause of the schizophrenia.
Frankincense’s anti-inflammatory properties (mentioned above) may help treat schizophrenia by reducing the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the nervous system. This tree resin may also be able to help target a hidden Toxoplasma infection in patients with misdiagnosed schizophrenia.
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