Boswellia, or Indian frankincense, is a resin herbal extract from the boswellia tree.
Known to help maintain optimal health by inhibiting inflammatory factors, boswellic acids are effective at blocking the synthesis of pro-inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase products and may also mediate other inflammatory action.
What is boswellia used for?
The gummy resin does have similar effects to those exerted by NSAIDs and a different mechanism of action with almost no side effects. Thus, giving it both a wider spectrum of use and a vastly safer side-effects profile.
- Boswellia extracts inhibit multiple steps in the inflammation-generating cascade of events.
- Aging humans concerned about the impact of chronic inflammation are ideal takers of boswellia.
- Older individuals leery of long-term NSAID may also consider boswellia extracts for broad-spectrum protection.
The body is under constant attack by chronic inflammatory stimuli. When these break through to cause perceptible pain, it is normal to turn to NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen.
However such drugs, with few exceptions, are inappropriate for chronic use to prevent inflammation and its deadly consequences. Instead, it is a good idea to supplement with extracts of Boswellia, the source of biblical frankincense.