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Alternative Names

Arbre à Oliban Indien, Arbre à Encens
Boswellin Serrata Resin, Boswellia, Boswella, Boswellin, Boswellie
Encens Indien
Indian Frankincense, Indian Olibanum
Oliban Indien
Resina Boswelliae
Sallaki Guggul, Salai Guggul, Salai Guggal and Shallaki
Ru Xiang

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Scientific Name

Scientific name for Frankincense is Boswellia serrate. It belong to the Burseraceae family of plants.

Why do People use Frankincense?

Oral preparations of Boswellia serrate (Frankincense) like Frankincense powder, are used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), for osteoarthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, ulcerative colitis, tendonitis and for abdominal pain. Other benefits include treatment of allergic rhinitis, asthma, syphilis, sore throat, pimples, painful menstruation, as a stimulant, cancer, stimulating menstrual flow, diuretic and an a respiratory antiseptic.

In manufacturing
For commercial purpose, Frankincense resin oil and extracts are utilized in cosmetics, soaps, beverages and foods.

Is Frankincense Safe to use?

Likely Safe
The oral and appropriate utilization is considered safe. Frankincense powder has been safely used in a number of clinical experiments for period up to 90 days.

Likely Unsafe in Lactation & Pregnancy
Pregnant and lactating women should avoid Frankincense.

How effective is Frankincense?

Frankincense powder is considered effective for following conditions.
• Osteoarthritis
• Ulcerative colitis
• Asthma
• Crohn's Disease
• Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the Mechanism of Action of Frankincense?

The most effective part of Boswellia serrata is the gum resin. This part is acquired by tearing the bark of Frankincense tree.

The standard constituents of Frankincense are boswellic acid: alpha boswellic & beta boswellic acid, which are thought to have anti-inflammatory characteristics. The 3-O-acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) constituent seems to be the most potent anti-inflammatory substance.

The resin of gum also contains up to 16% essential oils including p-cymene and alpha-thujene.

Clinical studies recommend that Frankincense extract has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis impacts, but these effects don’t appear in all Indian Frankincense containing items.

Boswellic acid inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, AKBA and inhibits leukocyte elastase and reduces leukotriene synthesis, which are the basis of its anti-inflammatory effects. Boswellic acid, likewise, may have diseases modifying effects, as it diminishes cartilage damage and glycosaminoglycan degradation.

Frankincense powder maybe helpful in treating tumors. It is also proposed that boswellic acid has apoptotic and anti-proliferative impacts on cancer cells. Studies also propose that boswellic acid decrease the activity of mast cells, showing its efficacy in asthma.

Side effects of Frankincense

Oral consumption of Boswellia serrata has generally no side effect. There is no side effect reported by Frankincense in clinical trials as compared to placebo. Nausea, diarrhea, heartburn and abdominal pain are some side effects that may follow the use of Indian Frankincense powder.

Topical consumption of Frankincense may cause contact dermatitis.

How Supplement & Herb Interacts with Frankincense?

None known.

How Drugs Interacts with Frankincense?

No interaction.

How Food Interacts with Frankincense?

No information available.

How Lab Tests Interacts with Frankincense?


How Diseases or Conditions Interacts with Frankincense?


What should be the Dosage or Administration of Frankincense?

For the treatment of osteoarthritis, particular extract of Frankincense (5-Loxin) is ingested in a dose of 100 mg to 250 mg on daily basis. Another extract of Frankincense can also be utilized in a dosage of 333 mg thrice every day.

To cure rheumatoid, 3600 mg extract of Frankincense should be utilized every day.

For Crohn's disease, extract of Frankincense should be used in a dosage of 800 mg thrice every day.

For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a gum resin with dosage of 300-350 mg thrice in whole day has been utilized.

In order to treat asthma, particular extract of Frankincense should be utilized in a dosage of 300 mg thrice every.


Frankincense is a local tree of Arabic countries and India and this tree contains abundant branches. Indian Frankincense is generally utilized in traditional Ayurveda medicines.

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