Boswellia Information Boise ID

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.

Richard F Uhlmann II, MD
(208) 343-6588
989 Parkhill Dr
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bonnie Kim Waite, MD
(608) 263-7322
425 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1996

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Patrick Dwight Schow
(208) 422-1000
500 W Fort St
Boise, ID
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Paul H Baehr
(208) 343-1702
425 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology

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Austin Richard Cushman, MD
(208) 367-2670
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id

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Keith B Taylor, MD
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Oxford Univ Med Sch, Oxford (917-09 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1949

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J Chris Kantarian, MD
(208) 336-3070
222 N 2nd St
Boise, ID
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981

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Theodore Weldon Bohlman, MD
425 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1971

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Philip D Jensen
(208) 343-1702
425 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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(208) 343-1702
425 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
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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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