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Boswellia Serrata (Shallaki)


Boswellia Serrata Scientific Name

Olibanum Indicum

Boswellia Serrata Other Names

English: Indian Olibanum
Hindi: Salai, Salay
Uriya: Loban
Sanskrit: Shallaki, Suvaha, Vallaki, Sara

What is Boswellia Serrata?

Boswellia serrata or Shallaki is used as an Ayurvedic substitute for pain killer medicine. It is mainly used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis to provide relief from stiffness and swelling. Applying Shallaki oil on joints helps in providing relief due to its analgesic property.

Taking Shallaki juice is found to improve brain function and prevent the cell damage caused by oxidative stress of free radicals, thus acting as a potent antioxidant.

Shallaki plant produces fragrant resin that is used as incense and is used to purify the air during religious proceedings.

Common forms of Boswellia Serrata

Bark, Gum, Juice, Powder, Tablet, Capsule

Boswellia Serrata is commonly used for:

  • Rheumatism
  • Treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treating asthma
  • Treating ulcerative colitis
  • Controlling signs of aging and wrinkles
  • Promoting Female Reproductive Health

Boswellia Serrata Dosage

Juice: 3-5 tsp daily.
Powder: ¼- ½ tsp daily.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules daily.
Tablet: 1-2 once or twice daily

Boswellia Serrata Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Capsules can cause stomach upsets, nausea, and acid reflux in sensitive people.
Not so common side-effects: Improper use can adversely affect menstrual cycle.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid as it can induce miscarriage
Children: Not known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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