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Boswellia Resin Benefits & Uses : MBDH Wellness

Ayurveda Jan, 2023

Boswellia Resin:

Native to India, and North Africa Boswellia Resin comes from the Boswellia serrata tree, also known as Indian frankincense. It is a natural medicine which has been used for centuries in Ayurveda effectively for anti-inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, bowel disease & asthma.

The resin was extracted from inside the tree. Boswellia resin has a rich scent and flavor. 

Uses of Boswellia Resin

1- Osteoarthritis

The major cause of Inflammation around the joints is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms. Thus Boswellia resin appears to be effective in reducing inflammation. Resin is helpful in relieving pain associated with osteoarthritis and also improving function in affected joints.

2- Asthma

Studies have shown that boswellic acid or resin can be a great help in suppressing inflammation present in asthma, opening up the path of normal breathing.

Thus, boswellic acid appears to block off the allergies that cause asthma in the first place. In the future, this may make Boswellia a helpful complementary treatment for asthma.

3- Inflammatory Bowel Disease

According to a study, the gum resin from the Boswellia serrata tree is an effective treatment for those who are suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Crohn's disease is a type of IBD. 

4- Heavy Menstrual Cycle

Furthermore, Boswellia resin can do magic for women with the heavy menstrual cycle. One study found that using ginger and Boswellia alongside a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug may help reduce menstrual bleeding taken with ibuprofen.

Side effects of Boswellia Resin:

Along with various uses it has some side effects. The common side effects caused by boswelli resin are:

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea 

  • Constipation

You may or not experience side effects as it depends on the human body. But it still important to consult doctor before taking bosellia resin.

How to take boswellia resin:

There is no proper dose is recommended for boswellia. Dosage may depend on how much of boswellic acid is present in the supplement.

Like for osteoarthritis, a dosage of 100 to 250 milligrams can be taken. Boswellia has also shown benefits for people with chronic colitis when used at a dose of 900 milligrams per day for six weeks.

How to store Boswellia:

It is recommended to store the boswellian resin in cool and dry palce. The best place for your supplements may be in a cabinet that is out of reach of children. Boswellia supplements should not come into direct contact with sunlight.

Discard Boswellia supplements once expired and as indicated on the packaging. Some supplement bottles may be recyclable.


Boswellia has a long history of medicinal use in natural practices. Boswellia supplements are rich in boswellic acids and come from the extract of the Boswellia serrata tree.

There's some evidence to suggest Boswellia may help with various inflammatory disorders in the body like arthritis, asthma. There are few side effects associated with taking Boswellia, and it is generally considered to be a safe supplement to use.

Although Boswellia shows promise overall, more research is needed. Consult the doctor first, If you want to try Boswellia, to see if it's safe for you.

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