Boswellia - Rediscovering a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Herb
Wednesday, November 10th 2004
Boswellia serrata has been used as a traditional Ayurvedic herb for more than 3,000 years. The tree produces a resin which is treated through specialised and patented processes to produce the extract used in Nature's Way® Standardized Boswellia Extract tablets.
The major use of Boswellia serrata is as an anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory. Its anti-inflammatory actions, supported by solid science, are attributed mainly to the presence of boswellic acids and are indicated as supportive treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, gout, low back pain and fibrositis. Other uses include the reduction of joint swelling, restoration and improvement of blood supply to inflamed joints, pain relief, increased mobility, decreased morning stiffness and a general improvement in the quality of life.
Nature's Way® Standardized Boswellia (purple label) contains 65% boswellic acids which have been carefully identified and standardised through a special production step. This procedure is necessary to assure the consumer that the active ingredients are the same in each capsule in each and every bottle.
Standardised Boswellia extract, while proving effective in the treatment of different chronic inflammatory conditions, produces none of the common side-effects associated with conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Boswellia will also not disrupt the natural intestinal flora.
Nature's Way® Standardized Boswellia tablets could prove to be the natural and safe alternative of choice to NSAID's for people suffering the pain of arthritis and other joint problems.
Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
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