boswellia serrata

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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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Comparison between two treatment schedules with Destior[R] Bridge, a fixed combination of R(+) thiactic acid and phospholipid formulationn of Boswellia serrata (Casperome[R]) in the treatment of cervical and limbar spine radiculopathy.
In brief, cytotoxicity of Boswellia serrata for HCC and CRC cell lines: total extracts > fractions > essential oil.
A-90 day gavage safety assessment of Boswellia serrata in rats.
Yet that's exactly what scientists are discovering about Boswellia serrata.
The data from this animal model suggests that the development of hyperglycemia and insulitis in type 1 diabetes may be prevented through administration of an ethanolic extract of Boswellia serrata.
Is H15 (resin extract of Boswellia serrata, 'incense') a useful supplement to established drug therapy of chronic polyarthritis?
A supplement registry study has shown that Casperome, the Indena Phytosome formulation of Boswellia serrata delivering the full natural bouquet of triterpenoids, rapidly alleviated the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (Belcaro G, Gizzi G, Pellegrini L, Corsi M, Dugall M, Cacchio M, FeragalliB, Togni S, Riva A, Eggenhoffner R, Giacomelli L.
Boswellia serrata strongly inhibits 5-LOX pathway, another inflammatory pathway causing brain tumor growth and brain edema, in patients with glioblastoma.
Boswellia serrata extract can help reduce inflammation that's associated with pain
Boswellia serrata has been traditionally used as an Ayurvedic treatment for inflammatory conditions, with studies supporting a potential role in a variety of inflammatory disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Recently it has been reported that an alcoholic extract of the gum resin of Boswellia serrata and two of its active compounds i.