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Related to boswellia carterii: Boswellia serrata
Anti-inflammatory that helps prevent breakdown of connective tissue (good for skin). Antibacterial, anti-fungal. Very effective for inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, asthma, respiratory conditions, low back pain, myositis and fibrocystitis, fibromyalgia, also gastrointestinal issues, depression, cholesterol, gout, ringworm. Helps relaxation. The Biblical incense frankincense was probably an extract from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. Mainly found in southern hemisphere, tropics, Africa, Asia and India.
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