Healing Oils of the Bible
Healing oils of the bible are introduced as early as Genesis when Joseph is sold into slavery. In fact, the bible is filled with references to oils, spices, balms and the traders and merchants who sold, bartered, and used them. Healing oils of the bible are fascinating and give us a glimpse into the ancient world of medicine. At their very basic level, these oils are made up of a unique, natural substance known as a “terpene.”
These compounds—whether monoterpenes or sesquiterpenes—are said to hold powerful healing properties. Although none of these statements are verified in the current medical community, the use of these oils throughout history and as recorded in Scripture makes them worth exploring a bit further. It important to note that not all oils are created equal and since there are a variety of processes used to extract these plant oils, research into each company’s practices is important.