Boswellia is a tree native to India and Africa – these branching trees mainly grow in the dry and mountainous regions of India, the Middle East and North Africa. The climatic and geographical conditions there include warm winters, steady sun, soil full of nutrients, and cooling winds that provide the perfect growing conditions for the Boswellia trees which can produce a high-quality resin.
The resin of Boswellia’s most common species like ‘frankincense’, and ‘olibanum’ have been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies for centuries. Boswellia resin is also an important herb that has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine.
Composition and active components
The resin contains essential oils and a number of terpenes including various boswellic acids such as β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid which are the main active components responsible for improving or maintaining your health status.
The benefits of Boswellia’s resin
This precious ingredient has been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions such as asthma and breathing difficulties, painful joints and osteoarthritis. It also helps to relieve discomfort during women’s periods and accompanying menstrual aches, headaches and other painful conditions.
It has been also revealed that Boswellia resin contributes to the normal function of the liver, promotes a healthy cholesterol level when used regularly and has an antidiarrheal activity.
Some studies report on Boswellia’s resin’s beneficial effects on skin by anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. When used topically in a form of cosmetic products it also acts as a protective agent against sunburns and rejuvenates the skin by anti-aging effects.
The existing scientific data combined with historical literature on the resin of the Boswellia tree suggests that Boswellia truly is a precious gift from nature that cannot be forgotten. This is the reason why we included the resin of this ancient remedy also in one of our products – D3 vitamin drops which you can find in our shop.
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- Mahesh et al., 2014: Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Boswellia ovalifoliolata bark extracts. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1875-5364(14)60101-1
- Al-Harrasi et al., 2014: Analgesic effects of crude extracts and fractions of Omani frankincense obtained from traditional medicinal plant Boswellia sacra on animal models. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(14)60279-0
- Fan et al, 2005: Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on adjuvant-induced arthritis in lewis rats. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2005.03.033
- Al Harrasi et al, 2019: Biological Activities of Boswellia Extract – book chapter. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102441-6.00004-9