Boswellia serrata

Boswellia serrata

Boswellia serrata is Indian frankincense or Salai. It is found in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in India. Its aroma is generally considered to be far inferior compared to B. sacra or B. frereana.

Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for osteoarthritis and joint function, particularly for osteoarthritis of the knee. A Boswellia extract marketed under the name Wokvel has undergone human efficacy, comparative, pharmacokinetic studies.

It is used in the manufacture of the supposed anti-wrinkle agent "Boswelox", which has been criticised as ineffective.

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