Overview

Boswellia is a tree that is native to India, Africa, and Arabia. It is commonly used in the traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda.

Olibanum is another word for boswellia. It refers to a resin or "sap" that seeps from openings in the bark of several Boswellia species, including Boswellia serrata, Boswellia carterii, and Boswellia frereana. Of these, Boswellia serrata is most commonly used for medicine.

Boswellia is most commonly used for osteoarthritis.

In manufacturing, boswellia resin oil and extracts are used in soaps, cosmetics, foods, and beverages.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some experts warn that boswellia may interfere with the body's response against COVID-19. There is no strong data to support this warning. But there is also no good data to support using boswellia for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

The resin of Indian frankincense contains substances that may decrease inflammation.

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