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Boswellia Pieces 100 g, 50 g


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Boswellia Pieces  100 g ($11.99), 50 g ($7.99)


Boswellia is one of the most ancient and respected herbs in ayurvedic healing. Traditionally it was used to treat arthritis, colitis, coughs, sores, snakebites, and asthma. Researchers and clinicians are finding that boswellia is a potent anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and pain reliever without any side effects. The gum and oil also are used in cosmetics, perfumes, and skin-care products.

Arthritis. Laboratory studies have shown that boswellic acids, active components in boswellia, deactivate the hormonal triggers for inflammation and pain in osteoarthritis. These acids effectively shrink inflamed tissue and could stimulate the growth of cartilage, increase blood supply to inflamed joints, and enhance the repair of local blood vessels damaged by inflammation. In one study, patients with knee pain derived benefit from boswellia at 333 milligrams per capsule, taken three times a day for eight weeks. When the patients were receiving the boswellia, they experienced less pain intensity and swelling, and improved knee function.

Clinical studies using boswellia have showed some good results in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Several studies have reported dramatic improvement within two to four weeks. Experimental and clinical usage of boswellia indicates that it does not produce any side effects, such as irritation, ulcers, and effects on heart rate and blood pressure, which are associated with most anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic drugs.

Inflammation. Boswellia extracts have been shown to inhibit the synthesis of pro-inflammatory mediators including prostaglandins and leukotrienes. This action may help treat diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and arthritis. Boswellia seems to work better in treating chronic asthma symptoms rather than acute asthma.

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. One double-blind study reported that boswellia may be helpful for ulcerative colitis. A recommended dose is 400 milligrams of boswellia, standardized to contain 37.5 percent of gum resins, three times daily. The full effect may take as long as four to eight weeks to develop. Another study used 300 milligrams of gum resin of boswellia, three times a day for six weeks in patients with chronic colitis. Ninety percent of the patients improved with minimal side effects. Another group of patients got the standard drug treatment (sulfasalazine), and only 60 percent improved. Crohn’s patients took 800 milligrams of boswellia serrata extract or placebo, three times a day for one year. There were no differences between the two groups in terms of tolerance, days in remission, and time to remission. Thus, boswellia seems to be better for ulcerative colitis patients than for those with Crohn’s disease.


Recommended Uses

Boswellia is available as an extract labeled for its content of boswellin. Many product labels include the name boswellin. Since boswellin stimulates blood circulation, you should not use any boswellia product during pregnancy.

Few side effects have been reported with boswellia other than an occasional allergic reaction, such as diarrhea, skin rash, or nausea. However, it is not recommended for young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease.

Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
English: Indian Frankincense, Indian Olibanum
Ayurvedic: Shallaki, Susravaa Unani: Kundur
Also, known as: Gajabhakshyaa, Sallaki Salai, Gum kunduru, Salai guggul, Kungli, Parangisambirani, Luban, Salgai, Shaledum, Madimar, Kunturukkam, Salai gonda, Parangi sambrani, Anduga, Kondagugi tamu, Samprani, Tallaki, Maddi, Saleda, Labana, Saladi, Saledhi, Alberodell’incenso, anduga, arbore à encerns, boswellia, boswellie-dentelee, chilakdupa, dhupelio, dhup-gugali, dhupdo, fan hun hsiang, fan hunshu, gajabhakshya, gandhabiroz, gobahr shalla, husn-e-lubban, Indian frankincense tree, Indian olibanum, Indischerweihrauch, kapitthaprani, kondagugi tamu, kondor, koonkanadhoopam, kundre, kundrikam, kundur, kundur luban, kunduru, kunthreekan, labana, loban, loban zakar, lobhan, luban-dacar, luban dhakar, madi, madimar, pahadi, parangisambrani, parangisampirani, saladi, salai, Salaibaum, salai cha dink, salai gonad, salai guggal, salakhi, saleda, saledhi, saledo, salgai, sallaki, sambrani, samprani, sanlaki, shaledum, shallaki, susrava, tallaki, vishesha dhoop, visheshdhup, zarw and Ru xiang
Habitat: Dry forest and peninsular India
Origin: India
Harvested: Wild
Parts Used: Resin

General Information:
Boswellia serrata is a moderate to large size deciduous tree about 15-18 meters tall and up to 2-2.5 meters in girth. The purified extract of the gum resin tapped from the tree trunk and is then stored in specially made bamboo basket for removal of oil content and getting the resin solidified. After processing the gum resin is then graded according to its flavor, color, shape, and size.
This gum -resin contain 30-65% resin, 5-15% essential oils which are soluble in the organic solvent. Gum resin have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic diseases. Boswell is one of the most ancient and respected herbs in Ayurveda. Boswell is aromatic granular and translucent.
The gum and oil also used in cosmetics, perfumes, and skin care products. These have also been used as an adhesive, as an ingredient for cosmetic preparation, as a fragrance in daily rituals and in religious ceremonies.
Boswellia serrata is generally taken as a capsule, tablet, or its bark decoction orally.

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are
pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
All information on this website is for educational purpose ONLY
This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Weight 0.25 lbs

50 g, 100 g


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