What is Boswellia Powder?
Boswellia powder is also named Indian frankincense. The boswellia powder is created from the gum resin that leaks from the bark of the Boswellia serrata tree, which is native to Africa and Arabia. The Boswellia serrata tree is just one tree from a family of trees known as the Burseraceae family. Boswellia is used mainly in Ayurveda medicine. Boswellia contains amazing acids named Boswellic and studies have indicated that these acids contain wonderful anti-inflammatory properties.Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, has a long history of use in religious ceremonies. As a medicinal herb, the gum resin is used to detoxify the joint tissue and to support comfortable movement. It is said to be heating due to its support of healthy circulation, and cooling because of its soothing action on the tissues. Boswellia is also traditionally used to open the mind and to clear the subtle channels of the body.
Basic Information:TypeBoswellia Powder/Frankincense extractPartLeaf/BarkGradePharmaceutical GradeModel NumberBotanical ExtractLatin NameBoswellia serrata LSpecification65%Applicationpromoting blood circulation to arrest painCAS#471-66-9
AnalysisSpecificationResultTest methodAssay (Boswellic Acid)65.0% Min65.23%TITRATIONAppearanceIvory powderCompliesVisualPart UsedFrankincenseCompliesVisualExtract SolventEthanol & WaterCompliesVisualHeavy metals10ppm MaxCompliesAASAs1ppm MaxCompliesAASMicrobiology
Total plate count1000cfu/g MaxCompliesAOACYeast & Mold100cfu/g MaxCompliesAOACE. ColiNegativeNegativeAOACBenefits:
Boswellia serrata and other species of boswellia are used in essential oils or burned as incense. The oil is also used in food, cosmetics, soaps, and beverages.
1) OsteoarthritisIn two clinical trials of 135 osteoarthritis patients, a specific boswellia extract, 5-Loxin (100 mg or 250 mg daily for 3 months) significantly improved joint pain and functionality. Patients began to experience significant improvement after 7 days of treatment with a higher dose .Different types of Boswellia extract were able to reduce pain and improve knee function in three studies of 145 osteoarthritis patients. Boswellic acids reduced swelling and showed anti-arthritic activity in studies on rats and mice with joint disorders .2) Ulcerative ColitisWound-healing, anti-ulcer, and anti-diarrhea properties of Boswellia have been cherished in traditional medicine for ages .Boswellia serrata oleo-gum extract (BSE), has antioxidant activity and protects the intestinal epithelial barrier from inflammatory damage3) Skin ProtectionA cream containing Boswellic acids on facial skin led to significant improvements in photoaging, tactile roughness, and fine lines; increased elasticity; and decreased sebum production in 15 women.In another study, a cream with 2% Boswellia extract (twice daily for 5 weeks) significantly reduced skin redness and irritation caused by radiotherapy. It decreased the need to use cortisone cream by 60%, compared to placebo4) Breast Pain and Benign Breast LumpsA combination of boswellic acid, betaine, and myoinositol relieved breast pain and reduced benign breast lumps (fibroadenoma) in a study of 76 women. This treatment also reduced breast tissue density by 60%.In another trial of 64 younger women, the same combination reduced the volume of benign breast lumps by 18% on average (vs. 6% placebo)5)Brain SwellingIn a study of 44 patients with brain cancer, B. serrata (4200 mg/day) reduced radiotherapy-related swelling with a 60% success rate (vs. 26% placebo)6) AsthmaBoswellia has traditionally been valued for its effect on the respiratory system and has been used in steam inhalations, baths, and massages to treat a cough, catarrh, bronchitis, and asthma7) Gum HealthIn a study of 75 girls, the extract and powder of frankincense prevented plaque-induced gingivitis (gum inflammation)8) Cognitive FunctionBoswellia is traditionally used to improve learning and memory .B. papyrifera showed significant improvement in visuospatial memory in 80 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients but had no effect on verbal memory and information processing speed9) DiabetesB. serrata significantly increased blood HDL levels, remarkably decreased cholesterol, LDL, fructosamine (sugar), and liver enzymes after 6 weeks in a trial of 60 diabetic patients .In diabetic rats, oral administration of Boswellia glabra and Boswellia serrata reduced blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride, and prevented complications in the kidneys and liver10) Pain ReductionB. serrata significantly increased the pain threshold and pain tolerance in 12 healthy volunteers. Boswellia sacra has shown painkiller properties different mouse models.11) HeadachesOral B. serrata reduced the intensity and frequency of headaches in four patients with CCH (chronic cluster headache).
Beta-Boswellic acid is widely used in the medical field, which can effectively fight inflammation, immune regulation, anti-cancer, and treat chronic diseases such as asthma and arthritis.1. As Food and beverage ingredients.2. As Healthy Products ingredients.
3. As Nutrition Supplements ingredients.4. As Pharmaceutical Industry & General Drugs ingredients.5. As a health food and cosmetic ingredients
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