Boswellia is commonly used to relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, according to Everyday Health. A study indicates that the plant has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. Boswellia may be useful in treating breast cancer and leukemia, reports Healthline.
Boswellia has anti-inflammatory properties with the potential to inhibit loss of cartilage and act an effective painkiller, explains Healthline. Taking extracts of boswellia can enhance mobility in people with osteoarthritis. People use boswellia for its possible effectiveness in improving aging skin by reducing fine surface lines, sun damage and roughness, according to WebMD. Boswellia may reduce the intensity and frequency of cluster headaches, as well as reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.