Aromatic substance from the Nativity story could help treat ovarian tumours
Leicester University researchers found that a chemical in frankincense killed cells from hard-to-treat tumours
The substances, commonly used in candles, is being studied as a treatment for many cancers
Frankincense, the resin of the Boswellia sacra – a small tree found in Oman, Yemen and Somalia – is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has long been used in folk medicine, along with resin from other types of Boswellia.
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