Boswellia serrata

BOSWELLIA SERRATA, the perfect plant to complete the action of turmeric

Boswellia serrata is a tree native to the Middle East and Africa. Its orange-brown resin has been used in India, China and North Africa for thousands of years for its health benefits.

It is in the resin of Boswellia serrata that we can find the substances that help to maintain the flexibility of the joints and tendons and preserve the cartilage. These substances are called “boswellic acids” and there are 12 different type.



Boswellia serrata is the second most scientifically studied plant after turmeric in the articular sphere.

The importance of its use as well as its safety have been studied: the Boswellia serrata has no toxicity and can be taken with confidence. However, its use is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.




There are several species of Boswellia: Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia carterii, Boswellia frereana, …

The joint benefits of Boswellia can only be attributed to the Serrata species.

Incense is for example made from the Boswellia sacra resin.



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