Boswellia Serrata Scientific Name
Boswellia Serrata Other Names
English: Indian Olibanum
Hindi: Salai, Salay
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 Dosage
Powder: ¼- ½ tsp daily.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules daily.
Tablet: 1-2 once or twice daily
Boswellia Serrata Side-effects and Warnings
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.