Indian frankincense

(Boswellia serrata)

Other names: Indischer Weihrauch, Saagjas Viirukpuu, Kadidlovník Pilovitý, Indiai Tönjénfa, Vīraka Koks, Vrsta Bosvelije, Kadzidla Piłkowana, Rökelseträd, Indijski Tamjanovac

Indian frankincense is native to India. It is also known as Indian olibanum, Salai guggul, and Sallaki in Sanskrit. Its resin contains monoterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids, and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids: β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid, and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid. It has been used in religious and cultural ceremonies for thousands of years. In traditional medicine, it has been used for its antiseptic, antiarthritic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Frankincense may be beneficial against cancer, asthma, arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain and swelling, gum disease, and toothache. It may also be beneficial for brain injury, hay fever, sore throat, toning skin, aged and damaged skin, syphilis, painful menstruation, pimples, bruises, headache, diabetes, digestion, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

Compliance: food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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