Boswellia {Boswellia serrata}

Boswellia or Indian Frankincense

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste – Sweet, pungent, and bitter
  3. Energetics – heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: reduces inflammation and pain, stimulates respiration, and acts as blood purifier
  5. Other Traditional Uses:,  Fever, digestive problems, antihemorrhoidal, antidiarrheic, anthelmintic, abortifacient, wound cleansing, antiseptic, and amoebicide


Modern Research

  • Boswellia and its components have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and used in the treatment of asthma, brain tumors, colitis, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.