Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, Boswellia serrata extract comes from the resin of the Boswellia plant. Studies conclude that Boswellia serrata extract reduces inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee as effectively as a popular NSAID COX-2 inhibitor drug. I FIND THIS AMAZING!!! The power of Nature. Additional studies show that the anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia can be effective in addressing rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease. How Boswellia Works:- According to research, boswellic acid, the active component of Boswellia, prevents the formation of leukotrienes, inflammation-promoting chemicals in the body that may specifically trigger asthma. Four acids in Boswellia resin are 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) inhibitors. 5-LO is the enzyme that produces leukotrienes.Boswellia resin has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic properties, reducing the white blood cell count in joint fluid and inhibiting leukocyte elastase, released in rheumatoid arthritis.Because of these effects, Boswellia serrata is swiftly becoming a popular ingredient in high-quality joint health supplements where it is paired with antioxidants and collagen protein to help boost the flexibility and mobility of joints while also promoting reduced stiffness and soreness. Boswellia is proven to relieve joint discomfort.Bonus BenefitBetween 10 and 20 percent of adults with asthma are sensitive to aspirin and NSAIDs, which may increase the production of leukotrienes. Non-selective NSAIDs block the COX-1 enzyme and prostaglandins, which, in turn, may stimulate an overproduction of leukotrienes, which can cause extreme exacerbation of asthma and the potential risk of death.In contrast, Boswellia actually prevents the formation of the same leukotrienes encouraged by NSAIDs. Studies show that asthma patients who took Boswellia experienced a decrease in symptoms and indicators. The Bottom LineWith over 30 billion doses of NSAIDs taken annually in the United States alone, and a very high dose here in South Africa, the health risk for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can present a significant impact. Both non-selective and selective NSAIDs work by inhibiting enzymes known as COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that produce prostaglandins, a chemical in the body that promotes the inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation is present in numerous conditions, including arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and asthma. Habitual and even moderate use of NSAIDs can lead to gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and kidney problems, as well as exacerbation of asthma in about 10-20 percent of asthma patients.In contrast, Boswellia serrata extract shows promise as a natural replacement for NSAIDs. Research has shown Boswellia serrata extract to be as effective as NSAIDs at addressing osteoarthritis, as well as other conditions, but without the numerous and dangerous health risks associated with NSAIDs. I do not recommend this herb to be used in powder form as it can leak resin, but to purchase our PURE BOSWELLIA (FRANKINSENCE TEARS) You make the ‘tea’ by infusing the ‘rocks’ in pure water overnight, straining, and putting into a glass bottle to sip throughout the day. The ‘rocks’ can be used three times. List our on line shop to purchase this miracle herb.