is boswellia used for?
Boswellia is one of many natural remedies used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine.
This herb is used to treat arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
bursitis, other inflammatory diseases, asthma, sore throat, syphilis,
painful menstruation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative
colitis and cancer.
Research studies show that it may be useful in preventing asthma
attack, treating cancer, helping with inflammatory bowel
(IBD) and treating osteoarthritis
the side effects of taking boswellia?
There are few reported side effects of using this herb. Some people may
experience nausea, diarrhea and acid reflux. However, the good news is
that long-term use of this herb does not cause stomach ulcers
(like anti-inflammatory medications).
Avoid taking during
pregnancy as literature suggests that it may promote menstruation and
thus, may cause abortion.
you have asthma, this herb can
be tried to see if it reduces the number of asthma attacks you have. It
may be helpful as you might be able to lower your dose of the asthma
medication you use to prevent asthma attack (such as Flovent). Ask your
doctor and let him or her know what you are planning to do.
It seems to be helpful in treating ulcerative colitis, IBD, rheumatoid
arthritis and osteoarthritis as it has anti-inflammatory
activities. It may be worth trying for these conditions but
in mind the studies done in humans didn't really provide conclusive
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