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Information on Boswellia

Boswellia gets produced from resin of a fragrant evergreentree. The resin needs to be dried and then processed. Boswellia is sometimesreferred to as frankincense and it can be purchased as an herbal supplement oroil. The resin has very potent fragrant and is commonly used in herbalsupplements, aromatherapy and essential oils.

Boswellia originates from Indiaand is a rather common ingredient in the Ayurvedic medicine. Boswellia can beused for the prevention and treatment of numerous different medical conditionssuch as inflammation, joint pain, dysentery, lung diseases and worms. It can betaken in a similar way to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents but it doesnot cause any stomach upset. Boswellia is also very beneficial for themaintenance of healthy levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol in theblood. It can be used for the treatment of colitis, Crohn’s disease and asthmaand it also has certain sedating qualities.

Other medical conditions that canbe treated with boswellia include hay fever, undescended testicles, sorethroats, ulcers, syphilis, diarrhea, cancers, bronchitis, painful menstruationand jaundice. It can be purchased in a variety of different forms such asboswellic acid, tablets, frankincense resin, essential oils and capsules.

Boswellia side effects

Boswellia can sometimes be affiliated with certain sideeffects. Pregnant women should avoid it because it may lead to birth defects orspontaneous abortions.

Breastfeeding mothers should also steer clear ofboswellia because it may be harmful to the infant. Boswellia may also interactwith other medicaments and even reduce their efficiency. Those who are allergicto boswellia or some of its components should also avoid it. The same can besaid for all those who suffer from gastritis, an upset stomach or similar medicalconditions.

Incorrect dosage of boswellia usually can be affiliated withcertain side effects such as stomach pain, feeling of fullness in the stomach,heartburn, nausea, skin rash, stomach discomfort, diarrhea and inhibition ofleukotrien biosynthesis triggered by the boswellic acid. People who takeanticancer supplements, cholesterol-lowering supplements, supplements for jointdiseases and antifungal agents should avoid taking boswellia since it maydecrease their effectiveness significantly.

Severe side effects of boswelliamay include pain in the chest, itchy skin, difficulty breathing, swollen skin,tightness in the throat, skin rash, and skin hives. The symptoms may sometimeseven be fatal and require immediate medical attention. In order to avoid theaforementioned side effects, one should always take boswellia in an adequatedosage.

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