Directions for taking Himalaya Boswellia
1 capsule twice a day after meals.Allow several weeks for long lasting benefits. Natural products treat not just the symptoms but the body as a whole and take time for absorption and results.
Botanical Name : BOSWELLIA SERRATA
Family Name : BURSERACEAE
Common Name : SHALLAKI, INDIAN OLIBANUM TREE, OLIBANUM , LUBAN, GOND
Part Used : Bark,Gum Resin
The bark is sweet, cooling and tonic. It is good in vitiated conditions of Pitta. When the tree trunk is tapped, a gummy oleoresin is exuded. A purified extract of this resin is used in modern herbal preparations.
Burseraceae is a family of 17-18 genera and about 540 species of flowering plants, also known as the Torchwood family or incense tree family. The family includes both trees and shrubs, and is native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Some members of the family produce fragrant resins used as incense or perfume, most notably frankincense and myrrh. Boswellia is similar to frankincense, which was one of the gifts that the wise men brought to celebrate the birth of Christ. The frankincense which is referred to in the Bible is known as Boswellia Carteri, which is similar, but has different properties than the Boswellia Serrata that is discussed here. Boswellia Carteri is an oil that is extracted from the gum resin of a tree native to Africa and the Middle East.
Shallaki is commonly known as Salai Guggulu in Hindi as it possesses similar properties as of Guggulu (commiphora Mukul).
It is ushan virya in potency so it acts on all the vata disorders. Moreover it possess kashaya, tickt and madhur rasa that makes it kapha suppressant. Therefore shallaki possess the qualities, which suppress the disorders created by vata and kapha dosha.
The Boswellia gum oleoresin consists of essential oils, gum, and terpenoids. The terpenoid portion contains the boswellic acids that have been shown to be the active constituents in boswellia. Boswellia supports the body's natural inflammation resistance. Use of boswellia does not appear to cause irritation or ulceration of the stomach.
Boswellia or Shallaki in Ayurveda:
The Ayurvedic cannon details very specific treatments for bone and joint diseases. The earliest texts of Charaka Samhita (150BCE-100CE) and Sushruta Samhita (50-500CE) detail various symptoms associated with joint pain as part of other diseases involving fever (jwara) and neurological vata disorders (vatavyadhi). Vaghabata in his Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (600CE) mentions a disease named vatashonita meaning ‘vata in the blood’ which is associated with intense joint pain. Madhava Nidana (c650-950) in his classic on pathology is the first to mention amavata as a disease in its own right. Amavata literally means ‘toxic vata’.
Bones store minerals and also absorb toxins from the environment. The connection between mineral storage, excretion, bones and its ‘waste product’ hair can be seen via hair analysis where toxic heavy metals such as lead and mercury are detected in the hair. Bone is nourished by hard resinous herbs, such as Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) that work via the blood to feed the bones. These two herbs are specifics for repairing bone tissue. Bone is the container and seat of vata dosha. It includes different types of bones and structures; flat, curved, tubular, teeth, nails, hair, cartilage (tarunasthi) and periosteum (asthidharakala).
The bone channel is called asthivaha srotas. It is rooted in the fat tissue (medas dhatu) possibly related to red marrow which is known as ‘rakta medas’ and the pelvis as it is a confluence of bones. Asthivaha srotas carries nutrients particular to bone tissue to specific osseous sites.
In the ancient Ayurvedic medical texts of India, the gummy exudate from boswellia is grouped with other gum resins and referred to collectively as guggals. Historically, the guggals were recommended by Ayurvedic physicians for a variety of joint conditions.
Pure Boswellia from Himalaya Herbals
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