Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible

Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible

Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today here. We’re going to be talking about the 12 essential
oils of the Bible. Did you know that essential oils are referenced
more than 300 times in the Bible? And they were used as really the most powerful
form of medicine during that day. In fact, it was often referred to, if you
remember back in the New Testament, they said the bottle that Mary washed Jesus feet with
her hair, with a bottle of spikenard, they said that bottle was worth a year’s wages. We know the story of the Three Wise Men bringing
the infant Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Frankincense and myrrh, natural medicine,
worth as much as gold in those days. So essential oils were revered in the Bible. They were used for everything, and that’s
why I know myself, Jordan Rubin, we love using essential oils for ourselves, our families,
and for our patients on a regular basis. And if you love this topic, essential oils
of the Bible, take a minute right now, punch your Share button, click your Love button. There are millions of people that need to
know how to use essential oils as their natural medicine, as they were used in the Bible. And essential oils have so many uses as well,
for personal care and beauty, for naturally cleansing the body and home, as well as natural
medicine here, as well. And if you have a favorite oil of the Bible,
let me know what that is right now. Well guys, number one essential oil of the
Bible is frankincense oil. As a single oil, in terms of a word, it is
the most referenced essential oil of the Bible, referenced I believe 67 times or more in the
Bible. Frankincense, many species out there. But frankincense is known to reduce inflammation. If you’re a person out there with joint discomfort,
any type of ankle pain, frankincense is great. Also it’s great . . . it actually contains
compounds that actually help calm the brain and nerve system. This alpha-Pinene compound has been shown
to be great for things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other brain related issues. It’s great for meditation. It’s great for overall, as I mentioned, also
supporting the immune system. So use frankincense as an everyday oil. Number two oil is myrrh. When the Three Wise Men brought baby Jesus
gold, frankincense, and myrrh, Mary may have in fact used myrrh because it’s actually a
great antiseptic, reducing infection. It’s great for naturally balancing hormones. And actually, in certain studies, myrrh oil
has been shown to be more powerful than frankincense at fighting and killing cancer. And if you want to know the two most powerful
oils of the Bible for killing cancer cells, frankincense and myrrh ranked number one and
number two. Number three oil is cinnamon. Now, in the Bible, if you go back to the Old
Testament, you’ll reference and read about the holy anointing oil. That was a mixture of myrrh, of calamus, of
cassia, of cinnamon, and olive oil. Cinnamon oil is antimicrobial. It’s also great for blood sugar balance, and
it is great for naturally killing off things like mold and general cleansing. So cinnamon is great. Hyssop. Now hyssop is not an oil or an herb that we
tend to use much today, in North America. It’s still used in the Middle East today,
but if you want to get an oil that’s very similar to hyssop, thyme essential oil would
probably be the closest thing that we have easy access of today. So thyme or oregano, after that would be the
next closest oil to hyssop. Now, number five is cedarwood. Cedarwood it’s referenced by King Solomon
at bringing wisdom. And in terms of today, when you look at studies
on cedarwood, it’s been shown to help ADHD and support memory. So if you are a student or you are doing anything
. . . let’s say you’re a business exec. and you’re working on a presentation, and you
want to support wisdom and memory and brainpower, cedarwood, one of the ultimate essential oils. I love just diffusing cedarwood on a regular
basis, as well. Number six oil here is spikenard. Now, spikenard may have in fact, in the Bible,
been lavender oil, but either way though, they are very close cousins, spikenard and
lavender. This oil is great for reducing stress, it’s
great for reducing inflammation. I mentioned earlier, when Mary Magdalene broke
the bottle of nard and literally washed Jesus’ feet with her hair, they said that bottle
was worth a year’s wages. That was spikenard or lavender oil mixed with
fat, used as an ointment during those days. And so all things stress-related, also for
burns and cuts and scrapes. If you think about Jesus feet, they actually
may have had cuts and scrapes on them, as well, from all the walking they did during
that time. But spikenard and lavender, amazing oil of
the body for healing the skin and calming the emotions. Number seven here is cassia. Now cassia, actually, is the highest essential
oil in cinnamaldehyde. And cinnamaldehyde is known to balance out
blood sugar levels, have a warming effect on the body. It’s great to use during a cold and flu time,
great to diffuse in the air to naturally cleanse the air. And this is one of the key components, as
well, of the holy anointing oil. Number eight is sandalwood. Now when you read about sandalwood in the
Bible, this is referenced throughout Song of Songs, it’s referenced in Proverbs as well,
and throughout the Old Testament, but they tend to call it aloes. So when you read aloe or aloes in the Bible,
what they’re actually talking about is sandalwood. Sandalwood has actually been shown to fight
skin cancer. It’s also been shown to act as a natural libido
booster. It’s also been shown to improve motivation. And so sandalwood is a natural aphrodisiac
that’s also great for the skin. And for men and women, it was also used as
a natural perfume, or fragrance, deodorant, cologne, tend to having all of those benefits,
and used widely today. So sandalwood has really just an incredible
scent, used by Solomon there, as well. Number nine is calamus. Now calamus is actually a root. I’ve learned this recently, it’s actually
known as German ginger, okay? And calamus tends to have a lot of anti-inflammatory
benefits. And so it’s almost like a grass, like shoot,
coming out of the ground, they take the root of it, but really, really strong in terms
of reducing inflammation. Also, it acts as a natural insect repellent. It has antiviral properties, when you’re looking
at calamus. And so again, calamus was another oil that
was used as the holy anointing oil. If you think about the holy anointing oil,
it was incredible. That blend of cinnamon, of calamus, of cassia,
myrrh, and then olive oil, so many benefits in terms of being antiviral, antibacterial,
supportive of the mood. In fact, I was reading in the Old Testament,
they were talking about there was a plague going throughout the camp, and God had Moses
go and diffuse this holy anointing oil with these herbal oils throughout the camp, and
it killed off the plague that was actually plaguing the Israelites, during that time. Calamus was part of that blend. So you’re sick, cold, flu, want to reduce
inflammation, calamus is incredible. The Rose of Sharon. Now, this isn’t actually what we would consider
a rose in North America, today, but it is a floral oil that would help improve mood. Rose of Sharon is referenced by King Solomon. It was potentially used as well by Queen Esther. But Rose of Sharon, again, was a floral oil
which would’ve been an oil. Most floral oils are going to improve the
mood, they’re going to help reduce anxiety, help reduce depression, and also be incredible
for helping heal the skin. So anti-aging, used it as a beauty regimen,
Rose of Sharon would have been used. Galbanum is actually an oil that is very,
very good for really supporting respiratory health, draining the lymphatic system. Not a really well well-known oil, but good
for those reasons. And last oil here is cypress. I want to mention this. Cypress and cedarwood, one of those two trees,
it’s debated where one of the two types of trees that Jesus was hung on, in terms of
a cross. So cedarwood, they believe probably. Most referenced though is cypress. And cypress is actually known for spinal health,
and a lot of massage therapists will actually take cypress and they’ll actually rub that
up and down the spinal column. And Cyprus is known to actually help the bones,
joints, and ligaments. And of all oils, it’s known to be the best
for circulation. If you sprain an ankle or have an injury,
cypress is powerful. Guys, hey, thanks for watching today’s episode
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100 thoughts on “Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible

  1. which oils you can take internally and which are only for topical use and are not to swallow (like tea tree oil) is there a list for this

  2. 1 Frankincense 2 myrrh 3 cinnamon 4 hyssop 5 cedarwood 6 spikenard 7 cassia 8 sandalwood 9 calamus 10 Rose of Sharon 11 gallbanum 12 Cypress

  3. Dr. Axe I am new to essential oils. How do I use them? can they be ingested internally, applied directly to skin. I heard you mention a diffuser. What other ways can essential oils be used. Do they need to be diluted?

  4. Thanks ,Essential oils are amazing but bible is not the same that come to jesus look for the truth dear and you wil be amazed but the result 💐

  5. Dr. Axe- Should I take these oils as dietary supplements or as essential oils? Also, is there any good oil I can use for my child who has autism? Thank you!
    Also, you should probably clarify the different between essential oils, which can not be digest, and dietary supplements oils. I didn't know that there is a difference between the two till I asked at Wholefoods….

  6. I read an article that says that there isn't any boswellic acid in the essential oil. So, what do you have to prove there is any boswellic acid in the oil? I will continue to use the extract that has been tested and verified to contain 65% boswellic acid. Actually, I haven't seen any essential oil that has been verified or proven of its contents. Therefore I consider ALL essential oils to be used for fragrance ONLY. I just bought some black cumin seed oil. If it is true what that stuff can do then it is definitely a panacea oil.

  7. I have yet to see ANY essential oil that says it has been tested and verified to contain any % of anything. Better off with herbal extracts. Buyer beware!!

  8. I couldn't pick a fave! Love Myrrh but couldn't use it because it was so thick. Currently on the look out for a blended one!

  9. Can someone recommend a good diffuser please? I've researched several brands on Amazon but they all seem to have reviews that say they don't last long before they quit working, so if anyone knows of a good dependable one that lasts, I'd love to know which ones are recommended. Thanks.

  10. Love this topic, thank you so much! Do you think you could do a video on the overall diet during biblical times? Reason why the life expectancy was much higher and the huge role that food played. And in conjunction perhaps talk about the "Blue Zone". I know one of the cities in the "Blue Zone" is located in Greece which is one of the areas where the New Testament took place.

  11. Awesome. Thanks for giving so much background on these great essential oils. God is all-wise, yes? I would love to see these offered as a kit with a card naming their uses.

  12. wondering what companies you all recommend as reputable quality sources for essential oils ? I've been trying to track down for quite some time now and honestly end up going around in circles it seems 😕

  13. +Dr. Josh Axe I really really enjoyed this video because it was related to the bible. I'm craving more. I hope you do more bible related videos in the future. THANK YOU SO MUCH ! More More More!

  14. Thanks for sharing 12 bible oils. Could you make a video telling us which ones we take by mouth and how and much how often to be safe. I love all your video they have helped so much.

  15. I would like to know what's the best oil for depression and bipolar and OCD. Is there a combination to use and how do I take it. Drops per day

  16. Great video! I've been doing a lot of research on essential oils & how they were used biblically & this video helped a lot!

  17. I tried Myrrh and was surprised. I was wondering if this oil effects the pineal gland. I know our glands are under attack but I haven't heard you mention that one, or I missed it.

  18. So you use Frankincense and myrrh through aromatherapy to fight off cancer? Thank you and God Bless.🙂

  19. One of the three kings who brought gift to the new born Jesus was not metal of gold but gold of the East which is Balm of Gilead.
    Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold of the East(Balm of Gilead

  20. ◄ Jeremiah 8:22 
    Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?

  21. My 5 year old granddaughter has a seizure disorder not epilepsy. And she also is non verbal Autistic with sensory disorders. The reason I am writing this is that in one of your essential oil videos Jordan Rubin said he put oils on his scalp, I am wondering if you could recommend oils and how to mix with a carrier oil to aid in the seizures! PLEASE and Thank you for your time.

  22. What scriptures are you referring to because nowhere have I read that they used essential oils. I'm just being honest and would like to know. Thanks so much.

  23. I do have a question! Is there anything to help with Urticaria Vasculitis as well chronic inflammation?? Please and thank you

  24. Dr. Josh I started using essential oils for pain, because I have a finding in my cervical spine & thoracic spine… now my lumbar is also starting to be unstable. Now I am trying to make my own herbal oil. Because my boxes of essential oil are already finished which was sent to me by my sis-in-lawfrom Dubai. My pain is and inflammation is always there. So aside drinking my neurotic pain reliever regularly everyday, I resort of using essential oil, do you have anything for making or infusing oil using fresh herbal medicines? Thanks

  25. Using oils for years. It is hard to remenber what to use thru your posts it has helped reinforce memory. Wait could it be the oils. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  26. If anyone wants to buy some of these oils from young living, please help a girl out and use my code 15469555

  27. Great recap doc! Do you have any recommendations on how to use Copaiba, Panaway, & Wintergreen oil? Thanks

  28. I really love my Frankincense oil! also known as olibanun, one of the essential oils that have been used for thousands of years due to their multiple health benefits. Today, Frankincense oil is commonly used in aromatherapy. It helps release stress and anxiety, reduce inflammation, mitigate pain, and boost immunity. Various studies have also explored the capacity of this unique oil to fight serious ailments such as cancer. I got mine from bargzoils you can check it here :

  29. Essential oils from the biblical days are not the exact same product as today. My understanding is steam distillation was first invented around 1100. We get a different product today.

  30. Due to our modern distilling, the essential oils today are not the same as what was used in the biblical times. Today's EO's are much higher concentrations of hydrocarbons. Its a whole new animal. I see essential oil sellers using the Bible as a sales tool to justify their product, but its NOT the same product! I think GOD frowns on people using the Bible to sell stuff. I view it in the same light as when Jesus was turning over the tables in the Temple.

  31. Dr. Axe, could you share with everyone about essential oils and their use in the occult. Or would that be bad for sales?

  32. If we think modern day essential oils are what they used in the biblical times we are only kidding ourselves. They did not have modern distilling to create the mega high concentrates we have today. What we have today is a different animal.

  33. Hi friends here’s one of two videos of herb commandments. Will you comment here’s the link to touch.

  34. Great video! Rose of Sharon however is believed to be Labdanum or a species of Cistus. Calamus is also believed to be Cannabis instead of the marshy reed known today as Calamus. Thanks for clarifying the little known Spikenard and Lavender confusion. The Greek word Nardos (Latin Nardinum) meant Lavender, Spikenard, and Valerian.

  35. Valuable knowledge presented, yet so much info squeezed into a short video! I know the video you present is an overview. However, presented so fast that I have to keep going back. Yet still get confused over which oil is for which primary use. Like going through a beautiful countryside too fast to take it all in.

  36. If you want oils from ancient times or the biblical days, it is imperative to SKIP THE DISTILLING PROCESS which would not come for roughly 1000 years after Christ. You can make them yourself at home by cold pressing olives, then soak herbs in the olive oil. If you want frankincense like in the bible, just use the real deal. Dried clumps of tree sap and burn them on hot coals. Remember to limit yourself to just clay pots if you want to be authentic.

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