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Boswellia, Frankincense

gum-resin is reported to possess, sedative and marked analgesic activity.
oleo-gum-resin) has marked anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity
marked cholesterol and triglyceride lowering activity.
Boswellic acids inhibit 5-lipoxygenase product formation

Gum contains sugars like D-galactose, D-arabinose, D-xylose and D-mannose.
It also contains volatile oil and uronic acids
A range of triterpene boswellic acids have been isolated .

devoid of bio-chemical, hematological and other toxicities

gum is astringent, stimulant, expectorant, diuretic, diaphoretic, antipuretic,
stomachic emmenagogue, ecbolic and antiseptic
useful in ulcers, tumours, goitre, cystic breast, diarrhea, dysentery, piles,
asthma, bronchitis, chronic laryngitis, jaundice, syphilitic and skin diseases.
used in the preparation of an ointment for sores and is used with butter in syphilis.

gum-resin is astringent, anti-pyretic, antidysentry, expectorant, diaphosetic,
diuretic, stomachic, emmenagogue. I
useful in fevers, diaphoresis, convulsions, dysentery, urethrorrhea,
orchiopathy, bronchitis, asthma, cough, stomatitis, syphilitic diseases,
chronic laryngitis, jaundice and arthritis




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