Boswellia

Botanical Information

Boswellia, also known as Indian frankincense, is an ayurvedic herb derived from the resin of the plant. This resin has many pharmacological uses particularly as anti-inflammatories.

Features & Benefits

Boswellic acid, the major constituent of boswellia, is thought to contribute to most of the herb’s pharmacological activities
Used as treatment for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other various inflammatory conditions

Suggestions & Precautions

  • May be used topically or orally for inflammatory issues
  • Rare side effects include diarrhea, nausea and skin rash
  • Long term effects are unknown

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