Boswellia Information Leawood KS

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.

Asghar M Chaudhary, MD
(913) 451-5770
4601 W 109th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1960

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Jeffrey Schlachter, MR
(913) 451-8520
4600 W 125th St
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Donald J Clement, MD
816-478-4887 x703
12609 Meadow Ln
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1979

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William Allen Hartong, MD
(913) 831-9300
12613 Juniper Cir
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Gastrointestinal Associates Pa; Olathe Medical Services/Gastro Intestinal Associates Overlan

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LaVelle Ellis, MD
(785) 827-7261
737 E Crawford P O Box 260
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jon Christopher Nichols, MD
(816) 276-1263
9621 Meadow Ln
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Walter Harvey Jacobs, MD
(913) 345-8500
5701 W 119th St Ste 240
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; St Lukes Hospital -South, Shawnee Msn, Ks; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Statland Clinic

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Stanley N Brand, MD
(913) 345-8500
5701 W 119th St Ste 240
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Owen John Smith, MD
(913) 491-9100
9109 Ensley Ln
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph Barry Eisenach, MD
(816) 836-1616
4808 W 87th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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