Used in India for more than 4000 years, boswellia and its consumption are gradually developing in Europe. Today it is placed alongside turmeric, ginger or moringa.

Boswellia is a twisted tree that thrives in sandy, dry soils in desert regions. Very resistant , it fears neither drought nor heat.

In herbal medicine, when we talk about boswellia, we refer more particularly to boswellia serrata , native to India. Its aromatic resin is harvested to produce incense .

Boswellia resin is part of the official pharmacopoeia of India and China.

It is in the resin that the main active substances of the tree are found: boswellic acids which are among its main natural compounds.

In the past, ancient civilizations used natural resins to practice embalming and make incense during specific cultural rituals .

Boswellia serrata is an ancient and revered plant in Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine. Its virtues are explicitly cited in Ayurvedic texts, and today, in India, it is widely used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as rheumatic pain, skin conditions, as well as inflammation of the digestive and respiratory tract. In the past, it was also used in daily life to disinfect laundry, hair and homes. It combines perfectly with turmeric because they act in synergy.

Boswellia also combines with horsetail, meadowsweet or even harpagophytum for an optimal effect.

We use boswellia resin in B-XCare for its effect on joint health.