Colon Inflammation, Can Boswellia Help?

by Stewart Hare

Posted May 22nd 2007,
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In this article, ???colon inflammation, can boswellia help???, you will discover:

  • What is boswellia?
  • Why is boswellia good at reducing colon inflammation?
  • How much boswellia do you need to reduce colon inflammation?
What Is Boswellia?

The biblical name for boswellia is frankincense.

Boswellia is native to India; it is the gum resin from the boswellia tree which is used medically for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Boswellia gum resin contains:

  • Fatty Acids
  • Essential Oils
  • Boswellic Acid

Boswellic acid gives boswellia its anti-inflammatory properties.

Apart from helping with the symptoms of ulcerative colitis and colon inflammation, boswellia can also help with the symptoms of the following health conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Bursitis
  • Eczema
  • Indigestion
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Tendonitis
Why Is Boswellia Good At Reducing Colon Inflammation?

Boswellia is good at reducing colon inflammation, because of the anti-inflammatory compound boswellic acid.

Clinical trials showed that boswellia gum resin, when taken three times a day for six weeks, can reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis similar to the drug sulfasalazine.

How Much Boswellia Do You Need To Reduce Colon Inflammation?

To help reduce colon inflammation take 400 mg of boswellia three times a day.

Boswellia is generally safe to take, but in some sensitive people, it can cause diarrhoea, nausea and a rash.

So, to sum up…

The boswellia tree is native to India; it is the gum resin of the tree which is used for its anti-inflammatory effect and beneficial health properties.

Boswellia is good at reducing colon inflammation due to its boswellic acid content, which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.

Clinical trials have shown that when taking boswellia three times a day, symptoms of ulcerative colitis are reduced.

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