Boswellia serrata

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Boswellia serrata
Boswellia serrata (Salai) in Kinnarsani WS, AP W2 IMG 5840.jpg
in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, Telangana, India.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Boswellia
Species:
B. serrata
Binomial name
Boswellia serrata

Boswellia serrata is a plant that produces Indian frankincense. It is also known as Indian oli-banum, Salai guggul, and Sallaki in Sanskrit.[1] The plant is native to much of India and the Punjab region that extends into Pakistan.[2]

Research[edit]

Boswellia serrata contains chemical constituents, such as β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid.[3]

Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for osteoarthritis and joint function, with the research showing trends of benefit (slight improvement) in pain and function.[4] It has been used in Indian traditional medicine for diabetes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pole, Sebastian (2013) Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. Singing Dragon Press. p.179
  2. ^ "Boswellia serrata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ Dragos, Dorin; Gilca, Marilena; Gaman, Laura; Vlad, Adelina; Iosif, Liviu; Stoian, Irina; Lupescu, Olivera (2017-01-16). "Phytomedicine in Joint Disorders". Nutrients. 9 (1): 70. doi:10.3390/nu9010070. ISSN 2072-6643. PMC 5295114. PMID 28275210.
  4. ^ Cameron, M; Chrubasik, S (22 May 2014). "Oral herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritis". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (5): CD002947. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002947.pub2. ISSN 1469-493X. PMC 4494689. PMID 24848732.
  5. ^ Mehrzadi, S.; Tavakolifar, B.; Huseini, H. F.; Mosavat, S. H.; Heydari, M. (2018). "The Effects of Boswellia serrata Gum Resin on the Blood Glucose and Lipid Profile of Diabetic Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial". Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. 23: 2515690X18772728. doi:10.1177/2515690X18772728. PMC 5960856. PMID 29774768.