Frankincense Resin (Boswellia serrata) Superior - India

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Frankincense resin (Boswellia serrata), Superior grade from India is the most common frankincense most used in Ayurvedic medicine. Boswellia serrata has its own unique aroma distinct from that of Arabian and North African frankincense as it has more balsamic and woodsy notes.

Standardized preparations of frankincense from Boswellia serrata are being investigated in scientific studies as a treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis. Initial clinical study results indicate efficacy of incense preparations for Crohn's disease. For therapy trials in ulcerative colitis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis there are only isolated reports and pilot studies from which there is not yet sufficient evidence of safety and efficacy. Similarly, the long-term effects and side effects of taking frankincense has not yet been scientifically investigated. Boswellic acid in vitro antiproliferative effects on various tumor cell lines (such as melanoma, glioblastomas, liver cancer) are based on induction of apoptosis. A positive effect has been found in the use of incense on the accompanying specimens of brain tumors, although in smaller clinical trials. Some scientists say the results are due to methodological flaws. The main active compound of Indian incense is viewed as being boswellic acid.

As of May 2008 FASEB Journal announced that Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have determined that frankincense smoke is a psychoactive drug that relieves depression and anxiety in mice.The researchers found that the chemical compound incensole acetate is responsible for the effects.

In a different study, an enriched extract of "Indian Frankincense", usually Boswellia serrata, was used in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of patients with osteoarthritis. Patients receiving the extract showed significant improvement in their arthritis in as little as seven days. The compound caused no major adverse effects and, according to the study authors, is safe for human consumption and long-term use. It should be noted that the study was funded by a company which produces frankincense extract, and that the results have not yet been duplicated by another study.

Used throughout the ages to enhance spirituality, mental perception, meditation, prayer and consciousness. Frankincense soothes the spirit as it slows and deepens breathing.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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  • 5
    Mahalo nui loa

    Posted by Sky on Apr 27th 2023

    Quality is fantastic..arrived on time. I love it. Thank you God for blessings ❤️

  • 5
    Boswellia serenata

    Posted by Terry Patton on Sep 9th 2022

    I am extremely happy with the quality of your frankincense. I have bought some from other companies and have been very disappointed. I will be buying from you in the future. Thank you!