Boswellia serrata is a plant that produces
frankincense, Salai, referred to in Sanskrit as shallaki and in Latin as
OlibanumIndicum. the plant is native to much of India and the Punjab region
that extends into Pakistan. Boswellia is used in herbal form as well as
homeopathic form for many types of health issues.
Studies on Boswellia Serrata - Frankinsense
Studies have confirmed the
ability of Boswellia (Frankincense) can inhibit inflammation and allergic
reactions, to alleviate from pain, and to reduce swelling.
Studies have shown that Boswellia
can reduce swelling and joint-stiffness in 65% of people with rheumatism.
In inflammatory affections of
the gastro-intestinal tract it alleviates from the symptoms commonly
concomitant to colitis and Crohn’s disease.
In chronic asthma it supports
recovery and in brain-tumours Boswellia has been reported to inhibit the
growth of tumors.
Another study showed Boswellic acids to be effective in
suppressing the invasion of pancreatic cancer cells.
Besides being an
effective anti-inflammatory, Boswellia can be an effective painkiller
and may prevent the loss of cartilage.
Uses For Boswellia Serrata - Frankinsense
Asthma Boswellia can play a role in reducing
leukotrienes, which causes bronchial muscles to contract. A study of the
herb’s effect on bronchial asthma found that patient who took boswellia
experienced decreased asthmatic symptoms. The herb could play an important
role in treating bronchial asthma.
Cancer Boswellic acids act in a number of ways that
may inhibit cancer growth. Boswellic acids have been shown to prevent
certain enzymes from negatively affecting DNA. Studies have also found that
boswellia may fight advanced breast cancer cells, and it may limit the
spread of malignant leukemia and brain tumor cells.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease This herb has anti-inflammatory properties
and can be effective in treating inflammatory bowl
diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis.
Osteroarthritis: Studies show that boswellia can reduce inflammation and may be
useful in treatment. Many studies of it's effect
on osteoarthritis have found that its effective in treating pain and inflammation.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Boswellia can also help to reduce a joint swelling.
Boswellia is thought to interfere with the auto immune process, which would make it an
effective therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Health Benefits of Boswellia Serrata - Frankinsense
Helpful in relieving accidents.
Effective in curbing any sort of pain and swelling as it
works as anti-inflammatory substance due to the presence of boswellic acid
Effective for arthritic problems like rheumatism,
osteoarthritis, gout, skeletal muscle pain below your sink Joint Pains.
Popular in the treatment for cancer as it will handle
anti cancerous properties.
Effective as a wound healer herb.
Dosing In Herbal Form:
The common dosing by a health practitioner is 1-2 capsules, two times a day after
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