The Boswellia serrata, belongs to the Burseraceae family; is a plant native to India, North Africa and the Middle East, also known as the “Incense Tree” because its resins are burned as incense; Not everyone knows, but the healing, anti-inflammatory and eudermic properties of these aromatic resins.
In fact, it has anti-inflammatory and natural analgesic properties, is useful for inflammation of the intestine as well as for muscular pain, rheumatism, arthritis and arthritis and neuropathies. Boswellia contains gum-resin and oleoresins, or mixtures of triterpene resins and essential oils.
The medicinal part of the plant is represented by the essential oil containing boswellic acids, which are considered the active ingredients of boswellia. Boswellic acids, together with tetracyclic acids and polysaccharides, are able to perform a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic action.
These active ingredients, in fact, hinder the action of an enzyme that stimulates inflammatory substances (leukotrienes) and contrast elastases and leucocytes other substances that deteriorate the connective and elastic part of the tissues, if inflamed.
These actions work by reducing inflammation, even when it becomes chronic, preserving the integrity of the tissues and improving discomfort, burning, pain and swelling on various pathologies affecting the osteoarticular, digestive and nervous systems.