Interesting Facts about Boswellia Serrata

Indian Frankincense Scientifically known as Boswellia Serrata, is a Resin Herbal Extract from the Boswellia Tree. Indian Frankincense has been used in our Traditional Medical System from Ages. It has many Anti-Inflammatory and Antipyretic effects, which are known to treat many Health related Conditions.

What is Indian Frankincense used for?

Indian Frankincense is an essential Herb, and has been used in our Traditional Medicinal System from Ages. Indian Frankincense is used in essential Oils or Burned as Incense. It is also used in Food, Cosmetics, Drinks and Soaps. Indian Frankincense is used for treating:-

  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Indian Frankincense has Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory properties. 

Possible Side Effects of Indian Frankincense 

Indian Frankincense has many benefits and is possibly Safe by taking it from Mouth. But before considering it as your Medicine for Treatment consult your Doctor. 

Indian Frankincense may cause some Side Effects:- 

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Acid Reflux

It may increase Blood Flow in the Uterus. Pregnant and Nursing Women shouldn’t take it. Indian Frankincense may cause Blood Clotting or Blood Thinner in some cases.


Indian Frankincense is a Herb, there is no standard recommended Dose. 

In Arthritis studies, 100 mg to 1000 mg of Indian Frankincense  extracts or 300 mg to 600 mg of Indian Frankincense with other Herbs can be used daily. A cream containing 2% Indian Frankincense can be  used on Skin during Radiation Treatment. The cream can be applied twice daily during Therapy.

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