Boswellia Information Hephzibah GA

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.

John D Liveringhouse, MD
(210) 682-0401
33513 Kilbourne Street
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Douglas Legarde Lowe, MD
(706) 721-2423
2002 Bromley Ct
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1999

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William David Curtis, MD
(706) 721-7584
2258 Wrightsboro Rd Ste 401
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Louie Smith, MD
(706) 738-0162
3213 Candace Dr
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1962

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William David Curtis
(706) 481-7584
2258 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology

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Joseph Waldo Griffin Jr, MD
(706) 738-0162
1514 Anthony Rd Ste C Bldg M
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology, Hepatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Augusta, Ga; Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Augusta Gastroenterology Assoc

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Ramzi T Assad
(706) 860-6030
1265a Interstate Pkwy
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology

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Ramzi T Assad, MD
(706) 860-6030
1265A Interstate Pkwy
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1970

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Urias Cuartas-Hoyos, MD
(706) 855-4700
2529 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Matthew Shepard Cranford, MD
(706) 722-2400
3027 Bransford Rd
Augusta, GA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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