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Boswellia: Respiratory Tonic

Boswellia is a traditional Indian herb, also known as the Indian Frankincense, used in Ayurveda to support healthy joints. Boswellia has also been found to promote normal movement of stiff and painful joints.

Each vegetarian capsule contains 600mg Bosewellia Gum Resin (Bosewellia Serrata). See label for more details. It also helps in balancing both Vata (for relaxing) and Kapha (for rejuvenating).

Sanskrit Name Salai Guggul, Shallaki
Botanical Name Boswellia Serrata
English Name Indian Frankincense
Family Buseraceae
Useful part Gum Resin

Besides being an excellent respiratory tonic, Boswellia has a number of other benefits,

Scientific Usage

  • Helps normal functioning of joints*
  • Contributes in free movement of stiff joints*
  • Helps to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis*
  • Assists normal functioning of respiratory system*
  • Supports easy bowel movements and helps in reducing hemorrhoids*
Side Effects

No side effects have been reported.

Additional uses

The fresh root is believed to have anti-hepatotoxic and anti-mutagenic activity. It is strongly believed to be an excellent remedy for jaundice.

It helps in relieving hypertension and is found to be useful in treating hepatitis. It also is believed to have anti-spasmodic properties.

It supports the elimination of gall stones and renal stones. The plant is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for gonorrhea, menorrhagia and other genitor-urinary troubles.

The fruits of Bhumi Amla are said to be useful for tubercular ulcers, wounds, scabies and ring worm. A paste of the leaves with salt helps cure scabies and has strong antiseptic properties.

1.Boswellic acids in chronic inflammatory diseases.Ammon HP.Planta Med. 2006 Oct;72(12):1100-16. Review.PMID: 17024588 [PubMed ]

2.Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee--a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial.Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, Khiyani R.Phytomedicine. 2003 Jan;10(1):3-7.PMID: 12622457 [PubMed ]

3.[Boswellic acids (components of frankincense) as the active principle in treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases]Ammon HP.Wien Med Wochenschr.2002;152(15-16):373-8. Review. German. PMID: 12244881 [PubMed]

4.LY294002 enhances boswellic acid-induced apoptosis in colon cancer cells.Liu JJ, Duan RD.Anticancer Res. 2009 Aug;29(8):2987-91.PMID: 19661305 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: One Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Bosewellia Gum Resin (Bosewellia Serrata) 600 mg*
Standardized Extract(70% Bosewellic Acid-420mg*)
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule (HPMC), Dicalcium Phosphate.
No Sugar,No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor or Sweeteners ,Sodium Free,
No Wheat, No Glutin, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free, No Preservative, No Starch,
No Milk, No Lactose, No Corn
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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