The Benefits for Healing and Uses of Boswellia Extract
Boswellia is a scented resin containing volatile oils produced by plants in the genus bosscense, It is mainly produced by Boswellia sacra in Arabia and B. carteri in Somalia, B. frereana, B. frereana, B. serrata and B. papyrifera. It is harvested by cutting a wound in the bark of boswellia and draining the milky SAP, which hardens on contact with air and becomes a yellowish reddish translucent clot. The main producing area of boswellia is Sudan and Somalia.
Boswellia extract 500mg contains 5-9% oil, 60-70% alcohol-soluble components, and 25-30% water components. The lipophilic part is rich in terpenoids, especially boswellic acids (BAs), which are of great medicinal value. Plant resins are fat-soluble mixtures of volatile and non-volatile terpenoids.
The main active ingredient of boswellia extract is boswellic acid (BAs). The pharmacological effects of boswellia extract can usually be explained by the presence of boswellic acid. So what are the pharmacological benefits of boswellia extract?
Boswellia can directly act on the nerve endings to relieve pain, and can also inhibit the permeability of capillaries, improve local blood circulation, promote the absorption of exudate in the affected area, and achieve the purpose of reducing swelling and relieving pain.
Boswellic acid supplement has a good anti-inflammatory effect without obvious side effects, and is a safe and well-tolerated non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Boswellia resin essential oil has a satisfactory antioxidant effect when added to other essential oils, so Boswellia extract can be used as a natural active ingredient or additive in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetics.