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A genus of trees found in the Middle East and India. The trees produce an oleoresin used in ayurvedic medicine as anti-inflammatory treatment for arthritis and asthma.

boswellia (bs·welˑ·lē·),

n Latin name:
Boswellia serrata; parts used: resin, bark; uses: in Ayurveda, balances kapha and pitta doshas (astringent, bitter, sweet, light, dry), antiinflammatory, antiarthritic, analgesic, lowering of cholesterol, immunomodulator, antitumor, antifungal, aromatherapy; useful for treating asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, malignant glioma; precautions: none known. Also called
Indian olibanum tree, salai, or
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Immunmodulatory activity of biopolymeric fraction BOS 2000 from Boswellia serrata.
In addition to 1,500 mg of glucosamine, chondroitin, boswellia and turmeric, the new product from Intelligent Labs also includes MSM, quercetin, and bromelain, which have also been found to have natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.
The authors concluded that the Boswellia serrata extract may have significant potential as an alternative treatment for chronic inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, with the effect possibly being mediated by controlling pro-and anti-inflammatory cytokines, nitric oxide and antioxidant enzymes with possible modulation of the immune system.
For many adults plagued by chronic pain, the collective compounds found in the Boswellia extracts are being extensively studied and demonstrating effective pain management without side effects.
Boswellia serrata extract (BSE) was obtained from Herbosin CORPS, Meerut, U.
Formulas containing high concentrations of AKBA from boswellia have been developed based on its ability to treat inflammatory disorders.
The powdered oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri (500 gm) and of Commiphora myrrha (500 gm) were separately extracted in a continuous extraction apparatus (Soxhlet) until exhaustion with the following organic solvents in succession: petroleum ether (40-60[degrees]C), diethyl ether, chloroform, methanol and 50% aqueous methanol.
They then used this data to construct demographic models capable of predicting the fate of Boswellia populations in coming years.
At the Department of Clinical Studies at Cairo's King Faisal University, frankincense oil is obtained by steam distillation from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata.
Traditional use and in vitro studies suggest that extracts of Boswellia serrata have potent anti-inflammatory properties.
It is formed on the bark of various shrubs of the genus Boswellia which grow chiefly in the Middle East, Somalia and Eritrea.
Noxicare's active ingredients include turmeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, boswellia extract and alpha lipoic acids.