I have been on the hunt for seeds or starts of this plant for over three years. Learning how to grow this plant and keep it was happy was not easy. I lost the first two before I figured out how to successfully grow it. Frankincense Tears The botanical name of this leafy forest tree is Boswellia Thurifera, and it hails from the Burseraceae family. The tree is most commonly known for the highly scented gum resin that it gives off. This resin is obtained by making a deep, longitudinal incision in the trunk of the tree.
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Some studies have found that it may even be useful in treating certain cancers , such as leukemia and breast cancer. Boswellia may interact with and decrease the effects of anti-inflammatory medications. How boswellia works Some research shows that boswellic acid can prevent the formation of leukotrienes in the body. Leukotrienes are molecules that have been identified as a cause of inflammation. They may trigger asthma symptoms. These acids inhibit 5-lipoxygenase 5-LO , an enzyme that produces leukotriene.
Boswellia products are generally rated on their concentration of boswellic acids. One study published in the journalPhytomedicine found that all 30 people with OA knee pain who received boswellia reported a decrease in knee pain. They also reported an increase in knee flexion and how far they could walk. Newer studies support the continued use of boswellia for OA. Another study , funded by a boswellia production company, found that increasing the dosage of enriched boswellia extract led to an increase in physical ability.
OA knee pain decreased after 90 days with the boswellia product, compared to a lesser dosage and placebo. It also helped reduce the levels of a cartilage-degrading enzyme. An older study published in the Journal of Rheumatology found that boswellia helps to reduce RA joint swelling. Some research suggests that boswellia may interfere with the autoimmune process, which would make it an effective therapy for RA. Further research supports the effective anti-inflammatory and immune-balancing properties.
A study compared H15, a special boswellia extract, to the anti-inflammatory prescription drug mesalamine Apriso, Asacol HD.
Boswellia (Indian Frankincense)
Bursera has been embedded in the folklore of the Americas for its colorful exfoliation and for its aromatic gum resin known as copal since the Aztec and Inca periods. The resounding similarities of its use in medicine and incense make Bursera the Frankincense of the Americas. This book is a guide to growing, cultivating, and exhibiting Bursera, with the primary objective to preserve these hidden jewels of the New World through horticulture. The scientific classification of Bursera is put into context with its horticulture for a holistic understanding of the genus in habitat and in cultivation. It is written to be a reference book containing all known species with their taxa, including descriptions, illustrations, photos of habitat and cultivated plants, with specificity to enable the reader to identify the species. Cultivation of Boswellia 7. It was the source for a cure of many diseases and purified worship halls across the globe.
How to Grow Boswellia
Some studies have found that it may even be useful in treating certain cancers , such as leukemia and breast cancer. Boswellia may interact with and decrease the effects of anti-inflammatory medications. How boswellia works Some research shows that boswellic acid can prevent the formation of leukotrienes in the body. Leukotrienes are molecules that have been identified as a cause of inflammation.
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