The resin (Indian frankincense) is extracted from the Indian boswellia serrata tree. It contains boswellic acids which have been shown to promote a healthy inflammatory response in your body. Boswellia serrata helps to control tissue damage from free radicals. It has been used for thousands of years to support joint health and heal conective tissues. It helps with flexibility and improves blood flow.
Boswellia serrata reduces inflammation and treats rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and symptoms.
The resinous part of Boswellia serrata possesses monoterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids i.e. β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid, responsible for inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes. Out of these four boswellic acids, acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid is the most potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme responsible for inflammation.
Boswellia serrata helps to turn off reactions of the immune system that increase inflammation and swelling. Boswellia serrata is a also a natural treatment for cancer and is a pain killer. Boswellia serrata extract is so powerful that it’s equal to NSAID drugs without the side effects.