Boswellia serrata Roxb. Ex Colebr.
Standardized to 65% Boswellic Acid
Other Names : Boswellia Glabra Roxb.; Indian Frankincense ; Indian Olibanum (Engl); Salaibaum (Ger); Boswellie-dentelee (FR.),(Dan); Sallaki (Sanskrit); Salai guggal (Hindi).
What is Boswellia?These small shrubs and trees, from the family Burseraceae, are related to the trees that produce Myrrh. The fragrant resins are known as frankincense or oleo-gum and have been used for many centuries as incense, as well as embalming liquids. Boswellia serrata resin is closely related to the biblical frankincense (Boswellia Carterii), although the following studies are regarding B. serrata, not B.carterii. The many species of Boswellia are native to the dry tropics of north-east Africa and Asia. Boswellia serrata has a long history of therapeutic use, especially in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, Boswellia has mainly been used as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent when applied externally, but used as a stimulant and expectorant if taken orally. It is also used for: chronic pulmonary diseases, rheumatic disorders, diarrhea, dysentery, piles, dysmenorrhea, gonorrhea, syphilis, liver disorders, general weakness, and to stimulate appetite. Its success as an anti-inflammatory has no doubt led to an increasing number of clinical studies for an exceptionally large range of inflammatory conditions.
Proven Effective anti-inflammatory agent for:
• Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Studies Also Point to Other Possibilities:
• Allergic Rhinitis
• Anti-Cancer Activity
• Anti-Tumour Properties
• Chrohn’s Disease
• Collagenous Colitis
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Malignant Glioma (brain tumour)
• Prevention of Alzheimer’s
• Ulcerative Colitis
• Liver Cirrhosis
Dosage: The typical dosage for Boswellia extract is between 200mg and 400mg (approximately 1/2 gram, 1/4 teaspoon) taken 1 to 3 times daily with food. There are no known problems associated with long-term use. Always consult your physician or herbalist before using Boswellia extract for treatment purposes .
Country of Origin: India
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