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AAH Indian Frankincense

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on Indian frankincense made available through the generosity of PLT Health Solutions' adoption.

Boswellia AAH

Boswellia serrata is a moderate to large tree in the torchwood family (Burseraceae) and is native to dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Its gum resin, often called guggul, has been used as medicine and in religious and cultural ceremonies for thousands of years.


Additional ABC Indian Frankincense Resources 

Healthy Ingredients profile on Frankincense

HerbalGram Articles

Frankincense. 2010; 88:1-4.

Aromatic Herbal Baths of the Ancients. 2003; 57:40-49.

HerbClip reviews

Initial Clinical Trial Finds that a Combination of Indian Frankincense and Lemon Balm May Improve Memory Function in Older Adults. HC# 031861-589, 3/30/2018.

Review Documents Clinical Evidence for Usefulness of Some Antioxidant Supplements in Inflammatory Bowel Conditions. HC# 051743, 11/15/2017.

Boswellia-based Cream Improves Radiation-induced Erythema in Patients Undergoing Postsurgical Treatment for Breast Cancer. HC# 091537-540, 3/15/2016.

Boswellia Gum Resin Intake for 12 weeks Improves Glucose and Lipid Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. HC# 111438-521, 5/29/2015.

Clinical Effect of Boswellia on Type 2 Diabetes Metabolic Parameters. HC# 061453-510, 12/15/2014.

Preliminary Evidence that Boswellia (Shallaki) Improves Symptoms of Osteoarthritis. HC# 071236-458, 10/15/2012.

Boswellia Resin Activity Involves More Than Just Boswellic Acids. HC# 011064-407, 8/31/2010

Frankincense Literature Review. HC# 121199-169, 1/30/2000.


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