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    Also indexed as:Boswellia serrata, Salai Guggal, Frankincense
    Boswellia: Main Image© Steven Foster
    Common names:
    Salai Guggal
    Botanical names:
    Boswellia serrata

    Parts Used & Where Grown

    Boswellia is a moderate to large branching tree found in the dry hilly areas of India. When the tree trunk is tapped, a gummy oleoresin is exuded. A purified extract of this resin is used in modern herbal preparations.

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    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Osteoarthritis

    (Ashwagandha, Turmeric)
    1,000 mg daily boswellia resin herbal extract or two capsules, three times per day of Aticulin-F (formula containing 100 mg boswellia, 450 mg ashwagandha, 50 mg turmeric, and 50 mg zinc) 3 stars[3 stars]
    A combination of boswellia, ashwagandha, turmeric, and zinc effectively treated pain and stiffness in one study, without the stomach irritation that is a common side effect of NSAIDs.
    Asthma
    300 mg three times per day of a resin extract2 stars[2 stars]
    In one trial, people with acute bronchial asthma who took powdered boswellia resin extract had significantly fewer asthma attacks and improved measurements of breathing capacity.
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    400 to 800 mg of gum resin extract three times daily2 stars[2 stars]
    Boswellia, an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis, has reduced rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in most reports.
    Ulcerative Colitis
    550 mg of gum resin three times a day2 stars[2 stars]
    Supplementing with boswelia may help reduce severity and encourage remission.
    Bursitis
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Some doctors recommend using the anti-inflammatory herbs boswellia, turmeric, willow, and topical cayenne ointment for bursitis.
    Cluster Headache
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    In case reports, several patients with chronic cluster headaches showed improvement after supplementing with Boswellia serrata extract, though more research is needed to confirm these findings.

    Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

    In the ancient Ayurvedic medical texts of India, the gummy exudate from boswellia is grouped with other gum resins and referred to collectively as guggals. Historically, the guggals were recommended by Ayurvedic physicians for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary disease, and ringworm.

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