According to an article published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, boswellia possesses anti-inflammatory properties. The full efficacy of boswellia as an anti-inflammatory, however, has not yet been determined.
Boswellia has been used as both medicine and as incense in ritualized practices for some time, and its efficacy as an anti-inflammatory has been established historically, as the article explains. Multiple commercial products use boswellia extracts as a primary ingredient; however, the dosages of these products are based on historical practice rather than contemporary science. The effects of boswellia as an anti-inflammatory are widely recognized; however, they have not been deeply studied.