Salai Guggal - Boswellia serrata
: From a herbal medicine to a non-redox inhibitor of leukotriene biosynthesis.
Effects of R(+) enantiomer of thiactic acid and Boswellia serrata
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, cross over study to evaluate the analgesic activity of Boswellia serrata
in healthy volunteers using mechanical pain model.
The Boswellia serrata
plant is a moderate-to-large branching tree that grows in high, dry habitats in India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.
The data from this animal model suggests that the development of hyperglycemia and insulitis in type 1 diabetes may be prevented through administration of an ethanolic extract of Boswellia serrata
. The mechanism is likely to be related to boswellia's anti-inflammatory action.
A double blind, randomized study was designed to evaluate its efficacy and the results suggest that, compared with glucosamine sulphate alone, a combination of glucosamine sulphate, Boswellia serrata
and curcuminoids is more effective in relieving pain and stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
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Using Boswellia (BE), "The methanol extract of the gum resin exudates of Boswellia serrata
", a Chinese study (Huang et al., 2000), indicated that Boswellia has "anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumour activities".
Boswellic acid, from Boswellia Serrata
Bark, works in harmony with resinoid from Frankincense to relax facial muscles and ease microcontractions, helping to reduce and prevent wrinkles.
Glucosamine Sulfate for joint health, white willow bark to alleviate swelling, and Boswellia Serrata
to release inflammation.
: Boswellia shows clear anti-inflammatory and analgesic action via inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase (165) and clinical benefits have been demonstrated in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees (166) as well as asthma (167) and ulcerative colitis.
Other natural supplements such as ginger (Zingiber officinale), boswellia (Boswellia serrata
), turmeric (Curcuma longa), and essential fatty acids have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity in preliminary basic research or human trials.