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What is Indian frankincense?

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Also called olibanum, Indian frankincense comes from the dried sap of Boswellia trees that grow in Africa, India, and the Middle East. Today, you can find it in several forms, including essential oil, a capsule or pill, and incense. It's also a resin that you find in drinks, food, and gum.

SOURCES:

Nature Sustainability: "Frankincense in peril."

Middle East Institute: "The Story of Frankincense."

European Journal of Medical Research: Boswellia serrataBoswellia serrata "Effects of   gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study," "Effects of  gum resin in patients with ulcerative colitis."

Phytotherapy Research:  "Evidence of effectiveness of herbal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of painful osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain." 

Postepy Higieny I Medycyny Doswiadczalnej Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine ( ): "Frankincense – therapeutic properties."

Arthritis Foundation: "Indian Frankincense."

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy: "Safety Information."

BMC Research Notes : "Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA); targeting oral cavity pathogens."

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences: "Frankincense The effect of in the treatment of moderate plaque-induced gingivitis: a double blinded randomized clinical trial."

Mediators in Inflammation: " Botanical Drugs as an Emerging Strategy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review."

Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine: "Frankincense (Rǔ Xiāng; Boswellia Species): From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Phytotherapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Diseases."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Nature Sustainability: "Frankincense in peril."

Middle East Institute: "The Story of Frankincense."

European Journal of Medical Research: Boswellia serrataBoswellia serrata "Effects of   gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study," "Effects of  gum resin in patients with ulcerative colitis."

Phytotherapy Research:  "Evidence of effectiveness of herbal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of painful osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain." 

Postepy Higieny I Medycyny Doswiadczalnej Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine ( ): "Frankincense – therapeutic properties."

Arthritis Foundation: "Indian Frankincense."

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy: "Safety Information."

BMC Research Notes : "Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA); targeting oral cavity pathogens."

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences: "Frankincense The effect of in the treatment of moderate plaque-induced gingivitis: a double blinded randomized clinical trial."

Mediators in Inflammation: " Botanical Drugs as an Emerging Strategy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review."

Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine: "Frankincense (Rǔ Xiāng; Boswellia Species): From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Phytotherapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Diseases."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 26, 2019

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