Boswellia, also known as "The Indian Frankincense" or "Salai Guggal," is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of conditions. A plant genus of the family tree Burseraceae, Boswellia is native to tropical America, but some species occur in Africa and Asia.
A gummy resin of the Boswellia tree, a plant native to India and has been widely used in traditional Ayurvedic practices. Plants of this family are characterized by leaves that substitute along the stem and it contains of many solitary, leaflets, or fleshy fruits and clustered flowers.
Boswellia and Curcumin support the flexibility of the body and provide a sense of well-being. This further contributes to the healthy functioning of joints. The herb also acts as a COX-2 inhibitor and relieves inflammation and pain without distressing the gastric mucosa.
It relaxes the joints and also assists in treating synovial fluid levels, thus lubricating the joints and make movement easier. Boswellia is also known to support normal respiratory function.
The resin of Boswellia has antiseptic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and diuretic that help in treating some health conditions. The herb helps in reducing joint inflammation in people suffering from arthritis and is also used to counter fever and convulsions.
Boswellia is also known to improve the physical function of people suffering from knee arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Their anti-inflammatory property is efficacious in reducing swelling and pain and consequently brings relief.