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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Miles Edward Gresham, MD
(205) 838-3034
100 Pilot Medical Drive Suite 250
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center East, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Associates

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Carol Leitner, MD
(205) 934-7900
1515 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Jefferson Clinic Pc

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Donnie Ray Smith
(205) 759-2920
1774 Mcfarland Blvd N
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Brian G Morris
(205) 714-7760
1023 22nd St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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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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Richard Ginsburg
(334) 262-3737
4146 Carmichael Rd Ste B
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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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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William Davis Mc Laughlin, MD
(334) 836-1212
480 Honeysuckle Rd
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates

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James R Curtiss, MD
(251) 635-1154
2760 Bennington Dr
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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