Studies show that boswellia may reduce inflammation and may be useful in treating Osteoarthritis (OA).
Many studies of
boswellia's effect on OA have found that its effective in treating OA pain and Inflammation.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):
might help to reduce r a joint swelling. Boswellia may interfere with the autoimmune process, which would make it an effective
therapy for RA.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
Due to the herb's anti-inflammatory properties, Boswellia may be effective in
treating inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohns disease and ulcerative colitis.
Boswellia can play a role in reducing
leukotrienes, which causes bronchial muscles to contract. A study of the herb's effect on bronchial asthma found that patients who
took Boswellia experienced decreased asthmatic symptoms. The herb could play an important role in treating bronchial asthma.
Boswellic acids act in a number of ways that may inhibit cancer growth. Boswellic acids have been shown to prevent
certain enzymes from negatively affecting DNA. Studies have also found that boswellia may fight advanced breast cancer cells, and
it may limit the spread of malignant leukemia and brain tumor cells. Another study showed Boswellic acids to be effective in
suppressing the invasion of pancreatic cancer cells. Besides being an effective anti-inflammatory, Boswellia can be an effective
painkiller and may prevent the loss of cartilage.