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Boswellia, Boswellia serrata
Parts used: Resin from the bark.
Constituents: Triterpenoids, Triterpine acids, essential oil, terpenols, monosaccharides, sterols, Boswellic acids inhibit enzymes involved in inflammation.
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Diuretic, Anti-arthritic, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Anti-puretic, Stomachic, Emmenagogue, Antiseptic.
Indications:
Ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, psoriasis.
leukotrienes, cystic fibrosis, tumors; brain, allergic rhinitis, lupus, gout, urticaria, liver cirrhosis, multiple sclerosis and chronic smoking.
Rheumatoid arthritis, poly-arthritis, osteo-arthritis +Celery, SCF.
Arthritic pain.
Hyperlipidemia, has an uplifting effect and aids concentration.
Bronchitis, asthma, coughs, colds, and laryngitis.
Reputed to preserve a youthful skin, eradicating wrinkles (ess. oil).
Tablets, 2-4 per day (high alcohol content)
Herbal extract: 20-40mL per week.
Energetics: Sour, warm, salty.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, induces labour.