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Make Pain and Inflammation History with Boswellia

Boswellia serratia is native to India, but is also found in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.[1] It produces an oleoresin-gum that oozes from the trunk when cut. Also known as frankincense, it resembles the gum that oozes from the bark of evergreen trees here in North America.

Sustainably harvested gum from Boswellia contains active ingredients (boswellic acids) that have been used for thousands of years to fight against inflammation and relieve pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It has also traditionally been used to treat blood impurities, ringworm, and boils,[2] to detoxify the liver, and as an antifungal.

Boswellia may also benefit people struggling with an overloaded liver or autoimmune diseases such as dermatitis and asthma. It inhibits the production of leukotrienes,[3] known to cause bronchial constriction, which may trigger the onset of asthma. One can understand why it has been employed for thousands of years in India for health problems that span from ulcers to pulmonary congestion and tumours.[4]

New Roots Herbal’s Boswellia Extract is potency-validated to contain 35% boswellic acid. The action of this critical compound is renowned for relief of acute and chronic inflammation. Clinical trials have also proven it effective for relief of arthritis-related pain and stiffness of the knee.[5]

Boswellia extract has long been a critical nutrient in our pain- and inflammation-management products such as Anti-Inflamma and Joint Pain Relief. As a single ingredient, it can deliver targeted action in a therapeutic dose, for less pain and increased range of motion. This can have a positive impact on weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips to fit your active lifestyle.


  1. Bruneton, J. Pharmacognosie—Phytochimie, Plantes médicinales, 4th Edition. Cachan: Tec & Doc Lavoisier, 1999, 1504 p. (here p. 580).
  2. Balch, P.A. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 5th Edition. New York: Avery, 2010, 904 p.
  3. Bruneton, J., op. cit. (here p. 763).
  4. Franchomme, P., et al. L’aromathérapie exactement. Limoges: Roger Jollois, 2001, 490 p.
  5. Sontakke, S., et al. “Open, randomized, controlled clinical trial of Boswellia serrata extract as compared to valdecoxid in osteoarthritis of knee”. Indian Journal of Pharmacology Vol. 39, No. 1 (2007): 21–29.