FavorFinesse logo

Boswellia herb can be beneficial in osteoarthritis

Boswellia serrata is a herb that has been found to be helpful in osteoarthritis in several clinical studies.

It has been referenced in ayurvedic texts for providing relief in inflammatory conditions including arthritis.

In research studies, Boswellia has been shown to have anti-inflammatory action by inhibiting the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme which causes inflammation.

The chief constituents of Boswellia are volatile oil (4-8%), acid resin (56-65%) and gum (20-36%). The triterpenoids are the active constituents and are called boswellic acids. These boswellic acids help to maintain joint cartilage structure and healthy immunity at a cellular level, which help in preventing pain and inflammation by blocking leukotriene synthesis.

The results of a study showing the efficacy of Boswellia in knee arthritis were published in the Phytomedicine January 2003 issue. A randomized double blind placebo controlled crossover study of 30 patients with knee arthritis was conducted over 8 weeks. Patients who received the Boswellia serrata extract indicated reduced pain in the knees, greater range of motion and ability to walk longer distances. Swelling in the knee joint also decreased.

In another study Boswellia serrata was compared to Valdecoxib (a selective COX-2 inhibitor). In a randomized, comparative study 66 patients with knee osteoarthritis were assessed for 6 months. Patients who were given the Boswellia serrata extract reported marked reduction in pain, stiffness and mobility within 2 months. Moreover the effects remained 1 month after treatment was stopped. Patients who were administered Valdecoxib reported improvement within 1 month however the effect stopped after the drug was discontinued. Three patients from the Boswellia group and two from the Valdecoxib group complained of acidity. One patient from the Boswellia group group complained of diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

In a study published in Ayu. 2011 Oct, 56 patients with osteoarthritis were divided into two groups. Patients of Group A were given 500 mg capsule of Boswellia (Shallaki), 6 g per day (in three divided doses) with lukewarm water and Group B patients were given the same dosage of Boswellia orally along with topical application of Shallaki (Boswellia) ointment on the affected joints. After 2 months, an improvement in symptoms was seen in both the groups at various levels.

Boswellia Side Effects

The most common side effects in trials have been nausea and acid reflux. Patients with pre-existing gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should Boswellia it cautiously.

Boswellia also helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels so patients taking medication for high cholesterol should inform their doctor as should patients taking any other prescription medications.

Pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should not take Boswellia.

Herbal Remedies for Osteoarthritis (OA)
Boswellia for joint care & soothing
Boswellia / Shallaki


Ashwagandha
Ashvagandha


Turmeric capsules
Turmeric


Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Forte for Joint care
Rumalaya Forte


Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Gel for topical soothing relief
Rumalaya Gel


You may also be interested in reading on

  • Osteoarthritis - Causes, symptoms and Herbal remedies

  • Knee osteoarthritis and Obesity

  • Osteoarthritis and physical activity

    References:

    Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, Khiyani R. Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis-A randomized double blind placebo controlled trial. Phytomedicine. 10(1): 3-7, 2003

    Gupta PK, Samarakoon SM, Chandola HM, Ravishankar B. Clinical evaluation of Boswellia serrata (Shallaki) resin in the management of Sandhivata (osteoarthritis). Ayu. 2011 Oct;32(4):478-82 Pubmed.org

    Himalaya Herbals Company



    Herbal remedies for Joints & Muscles

  • Boswellia
    Pure herb which promotes joint mobility
    Himalaya Herbals Boswellia
    Rumalaya Forte
    Relieves occasional pain, ensures joint health
    Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Forte
    Ashwagandha
    Relaxes and Eases joints & muscles
    Himalaya Herbals Ashwagandha


    


    Products according to Health Categories

    Credit Card payments welcome

    Official PayPal Seal
    Western Union payments welcome

    Moneygram payments welcome

    Checks/Money Orders in US$




    Copyright © 2007-2018 FavorFinesse.com. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. We are not in any way affiliated with the manufacturers of the products and have not evaluated products or claims made about products on or through this site

    Disclaimer: The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. The information on this site should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. Please view our full Terms Of Service Agreement for more information and the terms and conditions governing your use of this site.

    Prices and promotions are subject to change without notice.

    Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
    Do not copy content from the page. Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape.

    

    Secure Shopping
    Premium Herbal Ayurvedic Products
    LOWEST PRICES ONLINE
    FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
    View cart or checkout

    Home | Contact Us
    Customer Service
    Reviews / Comments
    Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on YouTube Follow us on Google+ Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on Blogspot Follow us on Tumblr

    Health Care | Skin Care
    Hair Care | Dental Care

    Herbal Health Care


    Buy Liv 52 the Worlds Leading Liver Care Formula
    Liv.52 World's #1
    Liver Care Formula


    Top of Page ^

    Herbal Dental Care

    Top of Page ^

    Herbal Skin Care

    Top of Page ^

    Herbal Hair Care

    Top of Page ^

    FEATURED ARTICLE


    Strengthen bones - prevent bone loss

    Reosto
    Reosto is a blend of herbs, minerals and natural calcium. It promotes bone density and bone health


    Top of Page ^