Species: Boswellia serrata
Common names: Shallaki / Indian frankincense
Extract 65% to 90 % by Titration
Better known as Indian frankincense or Salai - Boswellia is found in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in India.
There has been clinical studies of the extracts of Boswellia serrata to treat osteoarthritis and joint function, particularly for osteoarthritis of the knee. Boswellia extract marketed under the name Wokvel has undergone human efficacy, comparative, pharmacokinetic studies.
The anti-wrinkle agent "Boswelox" contains mostly Boswellia and when applied externally, The gum is used as an anti-inflammatory agent. Besides it's antiarthritic properties, it can also be used Internally to improve immunity.
Boswellia is commonly called Frankincense, It's natural habitat is India and the Middle East. When you peel away the bark, it yields a gummy oleo resin. The gum contains a constituent called boswellic acid which exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. Resin, derived from the gum resin can be used as an ointment for sores and has anti-inflammatory, antiatherosclerotic and antiarthritic activities. The nonphenolic fraction of the gum resin had marked sedative and analgesic action.