Boswellia

From our list of ailments, see what Boswellia can be used for:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • CrohnS
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Gout
  • Inflammation
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Cramps Spasms
  • Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Shingles
  • Skin Conditions
  • Tetters
  • Wounds

Natural Remedies using Boswellia

Indications (Boswellia) — Allergy (1; SAB); Alzheimer’s (1; COX; FNF); Arthrosis (1; APA; COX; FNF; SKY); Asthma (1; KAB; SAB); Biliousness (f; KAB); Boil (f; APA; KAP); Bronchosis (f; KAB); Bursitis (1; SKY); Cancer (1; COX; FNF; MPI); Cancer, skin (1; MPI); Carbuncle (f; KAP); Colitis (1; APA); Convulsion (f; KAB); Cough (f; KAB); Crohns Disease (1; APA); Dermatosis (1; KAB; MPI); Diabetes (1; KAB; MPI); Diarrhea (f; APA); Dysentery (f; KAB); Dysmenorrhea (f; KAP); Dyspepsia (f; KAB); Edema (1; APA); Fever (f; KAB; KAP;

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Boswellia) — This Johnny-come-lately hasn’t been among us occidentals long enough to accumulate much negative or positive folklore. ‘Rare side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and skin rash. Any inflammatory joint condition should be closely monitored by a nutritionally oriented physician” (SKY).

Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, CrohnS, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Gout, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Pain, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Wounds

The Benefit of using Boswellia as a natural cure

Boswellia is the common name for the resins of Boswellia serrata, a tree that grows in India. These resins have been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and they are rich in a group of anti-inflammatory compounds described as boswellic acids.

might be of benefit, along with quercetin (which inhibits some types of inflammation-promoting adhesion molecules) and the herb boswellia. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food reported that the herbal antioxidant Pycnogenol (1 mg per pound of body weight, up to 200 mg daily) improved lung function in patients with asthma. It is also important to maintain a normal weight, because overweight increases the risk of asthma. (See ‘Overweight and Obesity” in this chapter.) Athletic and Other Injuries

Dosages (Boswellia) — 3 (250 mg) capsules boswellin/day (APA); 2–3 g resin (KAP); 1–1.5 ml oil (KAP); 56–112 ml bark decoction (KAP); 150 mg 3 ×/day (SKY); StX 37.5–65% boswellic acid (SKY).

Boswellia inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, one of the enzymes needed for the body’s production of inflammatory compounds. It also seems to break some of the links in the inflammatory chain reaction involving what physicians know as ‘complement.” While complement is an essential part of our immune defenses, its overactivity can contribute to chronic inflammation.