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Boswellia Serrata Extract

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Boswellia serrata (also known as Indian Frankincense) is a herbal extract from the Boswellia serrata tree that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for diarrhoea and inflammation. AKBA - the primary component of the extract - has a chemical formula is  C30H50O4 and is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects.


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Boswellia Serrata Extract Benefits and Uses


Boswellia serrata - Indian Frankincense - is taken as a dietary supplement primarily for its perceived effect in reducing joint pain and improving overall bone and joint health. It is also commonly taken to alleviate menstrual pain.


Boswellia has four main acidic compounds that are thought to produce its benefits - especially related to anti-inflammatory effects. The most important of these is AKBA (Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid). Our Boswellia Serrata extract is standardized to 40+% AKBA.




Boswellia serrata is known by a number of alternative names including:


Salai guggul





Indian Olibanum


Indian frankincense

Ru Xiang



Scientific Consensus:


As a dietary supplement, Boswellia serrata is likely safe for adults. It is possibly effective for reducing joint inflammation and improving pain associated with inflammatory conditions. General supplement guidelines are 300-500 mg orally two to three times daily.


Warning: Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Mild side effects including nausea and diarrhoea have also been reported when taking Boswellia serrata as a dietary supplement.




All dietary supplements have risks. Please ensure that you are familiar with the latest research on effects, side effects, benefits, and uses of a supplement before buying it.


Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking any medication, please consult a medical professional before using this supplement. 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Our content is written using meticulous research methods and claims are backed by links to scientific references, wherever possible. The author and editors of Liftmode's Research Team have strong academic backgrounds in microbiology, physiology, and biochemistry.

Content updated on April 22, 2020




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