We certainly are understanding better how the body utilises essential oil constituents. the neutralisation of infection for example besides a direct effect on the germ may involve a direct chemical effect on the body tissues enabling them to preserve cellular chemical communications and integrity and so withstand microbial toxins and dampen inflammation. Because microbes affect a diverse range of body tissues from the gall bladder to the brain this preservative action against the chemical effects of microbes and their toxins consequently translates into a wide range of actions.
Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil and Commiphora myrhha (Myrhh) oils - How and why?
For example - Wound healing with Myrrh and Frankincense in an Aloe Vera gel. "The next day I used a 3% blend of Myrrh and Frankincense in an Aloe Vera gel. I picked Myrrh for its anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, good for wound qualities, and Frankincense for its analgesic, cicatrizing, immuno-stimulant properties....the skin healed perfectly. Now you cannot even tell he had a gaping hole on the side of his neck, right by his carotid." Saloni Molhatra www.purearomatherapy.com