Latin name -Boswellia serrata
English name-Boswellia, Indian olibanum tree, Olibanum, Luban
Sanskrit – Shallaki
Therapeutics properties – The gum is used as an anti-inflammatory agent when applied externally. One of the principal constituents in the gum resin is boswellic acid which exhibits anti-inflammatory activity.Internally, besides being anti-arthritic, it has an expectorant effect and improves immunity.The gum resin is used as an ointment for sores and has anti-inflammatory, anti- atherosclerotic and anti-arthritic activities.The non-phenolic fraction of the gum resin has marked sedative and analgesic action .
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