A reader pointed this out to me:
Bethesda, MD—Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. In a new study appearing online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), an international team of scientists, including researchers from the United States and Israel, describe how 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.
I will have to digest this a little bit, but it does make a lot of sense to me. Incense or sulfur. I know which I would choose…
My only question is, should this be categorized under “natural remedies” or “divine remedies” or something else?