Boswellia Information Arab AL

Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, belongs to a family of resinous trees renowned for their oil. This particular species grows only in the dry hills of western and central India. According to the earliest Ayurvedic texts, boswellia was traditionally used to treat respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, and joint diseases. Recent clinical studies have confirmed many of the traditional uses for boswellia as well as indicated its efficacy for treating asthma, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Winter B Wilson, DO
(817) 571-8580
55 Rowe Dr Ste C
Guntersville, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr South, Boaz, Al; Marshall Med Ctr North, Guntersville, Al
Group Practice: Medical Spec North Alabama

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Charles Herbert Brown, MD
(251) 433-5415
119 N Lafayette St
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963

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Howard Stanton Brown
(205) 523-0160
511 Energy Center Blvd
Northport, AL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Joseph Randall Newman
(205) 933-0960
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert Alexander Shaffer, MD
(205) 903-1264
100 Pilot Medical Drive Suite 250,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1999

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Raetta Bevan Fountain, MD
(256) 533-6488
119 Longwood Dr
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael Dohwenrend, MD
(256) 882-7888
333 Whitesport Dr SW Ste 205
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John C Hendrix
(334) 834-3059
1722 Pine St
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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John Donald Kirby
(251) 435-1200
1700 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Mark Monroe Anderson, MD
(334) 495-2600
4101-C Wall St
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1983

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Reduce Inflammation With Boswellia

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Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, belongs to a family of resinous trees renowned for their oil. This particular species grows only in the dry hills of western and central India. According to the earliest Ayurvedic texts, boswellia was traditionally used to treat respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, and joint diseases. Recent clinical studies have confirmed many of the traditional uses for boswellia as well as indicated its efficacy for treating asthma, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

The boswellia tree, which often reaches up to 18 feet in height, has a thick, papery bark that yields a gummy substance when peeled away. This gum contains natural sugars, essential oils, and a compound of terpenoids that is believed to account for boswellia’s medicinal properties. The acids in this compound have been named boswellic acids, and their potent inflammatory actions inhibit the production of prostaglandins, fatty acids that have hormone-like effects.

One of the strongest studies done on boswellia compared the use of boswellia with the standard drug treatment for ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disorder. The study found that 82 percent of the patients taking the herb went into complete remission, compared with 75 percent on the medication. Although more scientific research is needed, it is encouraging that this safe and inexpensive herb has such potential benefits. And unlike most anti-inflammatory drugs, boswellia does not irritate the stomach.

The variety of health concerns that boswellia addresses is truly impressive. It also helps mobilize phlegm in respiratory conditions, normalizes menstrual irregularities, treats liver ailments, and enhances metabolic activity to aid in weight loss. As a paste, it can be applied to acne. As a poultice applied to joints, it can reduce the pain of injury. The underlying theme to all of boswellia’s applications is its ability to successfully treat conditions of excessive inflammation.

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