How Boswellia can help reduce inflammation in joints

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Boswellia is a resin extracted from the Boswellia serrata tree found in India and Africa. It has been used for centuries to treat various ailments. 

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How Does It Work? 

Boswellia contains anti-inflammatory compounds called Boswellic acids. They target the enzymes responsible for inflammation, reducing swelling and pain in joints. 

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What is Joint Inflammation? 

Joint inflammation occurs when the immune system attacks the tissues in the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. 

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Traditional Treatment 

Traditional treatment for joint inflammation involves using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can have negative side effects. 

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Boswellia as an Alternative

Boswellia is a natural alternative to NSAIDs, with fewer side effects and proven efficacy. 

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Boswellia is available in different forms, including capsules, tablets, and creams. It is important to follow the recommended dosage. 

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Boswellia is generally safe, but it may interact with certain medications. It is important to consult with a doctor before taking Boswellia. 

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Boswellia not only reduces inflammation in joints but also has other benefits, such as reducing asthma symptoms, improving digestion, and promoting skin health. 

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Boswellia should not be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women or children. It may also cause gastrointestinal side effects in some people. 

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Boswellia is a safe and effective alternative to traditional NSAIDs for reducing joint inflammation and pain. It is an ancient herb that is backed by modern research. 

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