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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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Boswellia is another ingredient of the supplement that is popular for its capacity to strengthen connective tissues.
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However, two species of the hardy boswellia tree --known as frereana and carterii--are indigenous to Somaliland and have traditionally flourished here.
In the wake of these promising animal studies, we have carried out a comparative pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers on weight-equivalent (500 mg) dosages of the lecithin-formulated Boswellia extract (CSP) and the non-formulated Boswellia extract (BE) used for its preparation.
A 2004 study of 29 dogs with degenerative osteoarthritis conducted in Switzerland ("Dietary support with Boswellia resin in canine inflammatory joint and spinal disease" by J.
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, cross over study to evaluate the analgesic activity of Boswellia serrata in healthy volunteers using mechanical pain model.
Sabinsa holds several patents for this and other uses of Boswellia.
Samples of the dried oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri Birdwood and Commiphora myrrha Engler Family Burseraceae were purchased from Haraz Egyptian herbal store, Cairo, Egypt.
The resin from the trunk of Boswellia trees contains anti-inflammatory substances," said Professor Dr.
However, there are limited controlled evidences indicating the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicines, such as aloe vera gel, wheat grass juice, Boswellia serrata, and bovine colostrum enemas in the treatment of UC.
This is frankincense country - home to the Boswellia sacra tree, from which this once-prized commodity is sourced.