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Alternative Names

Arbre à Oliban Indien, Arbre à Encens, Boswellin Serrata Resin, Boswellia, Boswella, Boswellin, Boswellie, Encens Indien, Franquincienso, Gajabhakshya, Indian Frankincense, Indian Olibanum, Oliban Indien, Resina Boswelliae, Sallaki Guggul, Salai Guggul, Salai Guggal. Shallaki, Ru Xiang CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Guggul and Frankincense

Scientific Name

Boswella Serrata

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 It 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

How Frankincense Works?

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 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.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions 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 Frankincense powder. Topical consumption of Frankincense may cause contact dermatitis.

How Frankincense Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

None known.

How Frankincense Interacts With Drugs?

None known.

How Frankincense Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Frankincense Interacts With Lab Tests?

None known.

How Frankincense Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

None known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Frankincense?

ORAL 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.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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