Scientific name: Boswellia Serrata
Ayurvedic name: Salai guggul
Tastes: Bitter, Sweet, & Astringent
Actions: Alterative, Anti-spasmodic, and analgesic
Boswellia Serrata or Salai Guggul has become best known for its effects on various joint conditions. This specific botanical contains a gum resin and mainly grows in South Asia.
The gum resin contains constituents like boswellic acids which inhibit inflammation producing leukotrienes in the body. Boswellia is responsible for other mechanisms throughout the body to inhibit inflammation. The scientific literature states that this herb “was found to exhibit marked sedative and analgesic effects.”
Boswellia is commonly used to address conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, nerve pain, muscle spasms and colitis. Please consult with an Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Doctor before using this herb.