'Leicester University researchers have found a cure for ovarian cancer in an aromatic gum resin obtained from an African tree. Researchers say that AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), a chemical compound in the resin, has cancer-killing properties. It has the potential to destroy ovarian cancer cells.
Frankincense (gum resin) is the resin of the Boswellia sacra, a small tree found across Africa and Arabia. The resin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used in folk medicine to treat asthma, skin conditions and gastroenteritis among others.
Previous studies have shown the efficacy of AKBA as a potential medicine for treatment of many cancers (colon, breast and prostate). This is the first study to identify its ability to fight ovarian cancer.'