Boswellia Serrata (Boswellia)
Animal studies performed in India show ingestion of a defatted alcoholic extract of Boswellia decreased polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration and migration, decreased primary antibody synthesis and almost totally inhibited the classical complement pathway.
Uses and Advance Studies:
• Boswellia has potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce the pain and inflammation of joints.
Boswellic acid and other pentacyclic triterpene acids are present. Beta-boswellic acid is the major constituent.
Physico Chemical Properties:
Boswellic acid, an extract from Boswellia serrata, has been studied for anti-neoplastic activity, especially in experimental primary and secondary brain tumors, indicating potential efficacy from in vitro and limited clinical research.
Boswellic acid is also undergoing an early-stage clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic.