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Boswellia Resin

Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia Serrata is a tree found in India, North Africa, and the Middle East. Strips of bark are peeled away, yielding a gummy oleo-resin that contains oils, terpenoids, and gum. The gum resin from Boswellia has been used extensively in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of conditions. Among these conditions are: chronic ulcers, pain, inflammation, diseased bones, rheumatic and nervous diseases, urinary tract disorders, skin diseases, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhoea, sore nipples, ringworm, jaundice, diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia and haemorrhoids.


200-400mg one to three times daily. Best taken with food.

Potential applications

Osteo/rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, bursitis, elevated blood lipids, atherosclerosis, inflammation, pain relief, bronchitis, sports injuries.

Known contraindications

Not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation. No known toxicity.


Rare side effects can include diarrhoea, skin rash, and nausea. Any inflammatory joint condition should be monitored by a physician. No known drug interactions.

Use in conjunction with

  • Arthritis - glucosamine, Flax seed oil, antioxidants, grape seed/pycnogenol, trace minerals, quercetin, B5, green food blend, milk thistle
  • Elevated cholesterol - chromium, grape seed extract, flax seed oil, antioxidants, milk thistle, green food blend, fibre complex
  • Colitis/Crohn's - acidophilus, licorice, milk thistle, Oregon grape, multivitamins, antioxidants, zinc, digestive enzymes, hemp seed oil


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