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- Boswellia serrata is
tree found in India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.
Strips of bark are peeled away, yielding a gummy oleo-resin which contains
oils, terpenoids,and gum.
Extracts of this gummy exudate have been traditionally used in the
Ayurvedic system of medicine as an anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory
- Salai guggal and
its purified fraction boswellic acid have been reported-to possess variety
of pharmacological actions.
Boswellia serrata gum resin
is a safe and effective topical anti-inflammatory agent. Olibanum, the
resin from the Boswellia species has been used as incense for centuries,
and is currently used as fixative in perfumes, soaps, creams, lotions, and
In India, the gum resin
exudates of Boswellia serrata, known in the vernacular as ‘Salai
guggal’, have been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as
Boswellin CG can conveniently be
used in conventional cosmetics and has a characteristic pleasant aroma
that blends well into formulations. Additionally, its efficacy and safety
in topical formulations is supported by clinical studies . Products
containing 5% of Boswellin CG did not produce any irritation or
sensitization in standard patch tests.
Boswellia serrata is used in
refrigerant, diuretic, aromatic, demulcent, aperient, alterative. It is
used as astringent in chronic ulcers, diseased bones. It finds its use in
rheumatic, nervous diseases & oral care. It is also said to reduce
obesity. The oil of Boswellia is also used in aromatherapy
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