Boswellia

Updated on November 15, 2020

Scientific: Boswellia serrata [WikiPedia]

Appearance: Boswellia trees

Parts Used: The resin of the Boswellia serrata tree

Common Uses: Boswellia has been used for thousands of years and has over 400 independent clinical studies supporting its use. It has long been recognised for its fast acting support to the natural systems that control inflammation. Boswellia trees are native to North Africa and India, the particular species Boswellia serrata only grows in mountainous forests of western and central India. The resin that is secreted naturally to protect the Boswellia tree is tapped and purified for use in powder form. This gum tree resin consists of essential oils, gum, and terpenoids. The terpenoid portion contains the boswellic acids that have been shown to be the active constituents within Boswellia. According to early Ayurvedic texts, Boswellia was used in a number of areas such as: joint , respiratory and digestive support. More recent clinical studies have shown the efficacy of Boswellia for many more traditional uses. The resin that is secreted naturally to protect the Boswellia tree is tapped and purified for use in powder form. This gum tree resin consists of essential oils, gum, and terpenoids. The terpenoid portion contains the boswellic acids that have been shown to be the active constituents within Boswellia.

Topic Specific Research:

  • The Bountiful Benefits Of Boswellia [Article]
  • Dietary support with Boswellia resin in canine inflammatory joint and spinal disease. [PubMED]
  • Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population, Chapter 16 [ScienceDirect]
  • Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (Second Edition), The Role of Chondroprotectants, Nutraceuticals, and Nutrition in Rehabilitation, Chapter 15 [ScienceDirect]
  • Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases, Inflammation and Nutraceutical Modulation, Chapter 24 [ScienceDirect]

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