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The effects of frankincense extract on depression 

These studies include concluded that frankincense extract can mitigate depression and anxiety-like behaviors induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats through reduction of inflammation. Study info: [1],[2].

Anti-inflammatory and Anti-depressant Effect of Frankincense

This 2019 study found that compounds in frankincense, incensole and incensole acetate, have the ability to activate ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression.  It has anti-anxiety and depression-reducing abilities, but unlike prescription medications, it does not have negative side effects or cause unwanted drowsiness.  Study Info.

Frankincense as a bio-source for drug discovery

This inclusive study focuses on the significance of frankincense incensole derivatives for establishment future treatments of depression, neurological disorders, and cancer.  Study info.