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Boswellia serrata / carterii


Rheumatism, polyarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, osteoarthritis, edema of the brain, tumor, psoriasis, Morbus Crohn, Asthma ..


Composition :
100% Boswellia serrata / carterii resina - 300 or 400mg capsule

Part used :

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata / carterii), is a evergreen tree or shrub in the Torchwood family (Burseraceae), native to the Middle East and parts of Africa, growing in somalia, Oam and Yemen and known for its fragrant resin which has many pharmacological uses, particularly anti-inflammatory.

Research about the medicinal properties of Frankincense is ongoing; it is believed that bio-active ingredients like boswellic acid, some pentacyclic triterpenoids (3-oxo-tirucallic acid) and their derivates, and 3-acetylic-ss-boswellic acid may have anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic and anti-tumoral properties.

Frankincense has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies conducted in India (Jammu) and Germany demonstrated the anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects of Frankincense (i.e. stronger than Aspirin, Motrin, Celebrex and others). Frankencense is a viable, non-toxic alternative to standard pain killers and anti-rheumatic drugs. Most recent studies conducted in Germany also show effectiveness with chronic intestinal infections, stomach cramps, diarrhea, psoriasis, hives, edema of the brain, asthma, hepatitis and even cancerous tumor.

According to a publication in the ‘Medical Tribune’, Frankincense inhibits the formation of interleukins. Interleukins promote inflammation with Morbus Crohn and Colitis ulcerosa. The German physicians Winking and Simmet concur that boswellic acid has the ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier and reduce inflammation, edema, and the growth of (brain) tumor cells. The latter appears possible by way of disrupting the tumoric metabolism, eliminating paralysis and headache at the same time.

In West Africa, the bark of Boswellia dalzielii is used to treat fever, rheumatism and gastrointestinal problems. Frankincense may even relieve depression. In France, Frankencense products are registered as a food supplement.

History: The traditional applications of Frankincense are very diverse - ranging from dental disease to skin conditions, to respiratory complaints and digestive troubles - to name but a few. Throughout the ancient world, from Egypt to China and from India to Rome - not to mention the Arabian countries where Frankincense was grown - used not only the oleoresin, but practically every part of the tree: root and bark, bud, flower and fruit. This use was spread beyond local use in the days of the ancients and many of the early medical writings, e.g. of Pliny, Dioscorides and Avicenna report its range of medicinal uses. The western world had all but forgotten about the therapeutic qualities of Frankincense until quite recently. Frankincense created some new ripples of excitement in the medical community - and not just in the alternative medicine scene. In fact, although it is widely used in aroma therapy, mostly as an antidepressant. In Dhofar the bark was made into a ointment to treat severe muscle pain, and in India was Frankincense noted as a remedy for rheumatism - one of the foremost reasons for which Frankincense has been rediscovered in recent times.


Take 3 to 6 capsules per day, with plenty of water.