Boswellia – Boswellia Serrata
Scientific Name : Boswellia Serrata
Common Name : Boswellia
Source : Resin
Composition : 50% & 65% Total Organic Acids, Boswellic acid
Applications : Anti-inflammatory,Arthritis support
Boswellia Serrata is a large tree belonging to the family Burseraceae. It found widely in India, North Africa, and the Middle East. Oleo-gum-resin is tapped from the tree’s trunk for its medicinal properties.1
The resin made from this extract has chronic inflammatory properties. The gum-resins contain monoterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids i.e. β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid, and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid, responsible for inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes.2
The anti-inflammatory effects have been investigated for their benefits in Osteoarthritis (OA).
Remarkably, Boswellia appears to be quite anti-cancer that appears to be more anti-proliferative rather than apoptotic (the latter meaning to induce regulated cell death) since it is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis and cell invasiveness.3
Herbochem extracts Boswellic acid from Boswellia Serrata plants that are sourced directly from the farmers in India. The extraction process is done with the utmost care using the best technology available. The Boswellia extract has a high content of all the four Boswellic acids, especially acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid which is the most potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme responsible for inflammation.
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