Boswellia Information Morgan City LA

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.

William M Meyers Jr., MD
(504) 456-8020
4228 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
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Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates
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Gastroenterology

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Marc Phillip Friedman, MD
(504) 897-7878
3115 Octavia St
New Orleans, LA
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Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La
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Ellis Elgin Williams, MD
(504) 821-2788
3239 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dean Alan Edwards, MD
(937) 304-8627
4205 Asher Ct Apt A
Kenner, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Carl Scott Boagni, MD
(337) 942-7155
331 S Main St
Opelousas, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Tejinder Singh, MR
(318) 675-5982
9689 Catawba Dr
Shreveport, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Eugene Theodore Stueben, MD
(337) 235-7824
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert Lee Seegers, MD
(318) 325-2634
611 Grammont St
Monroe, LA
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Monroe, La; Glenwood Reg Med Ctr, West Monroe, La
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T Ramakrishnan, MD
(504) 588-5329
1430 Tulane Ave SL-35 Gastro
New Orleans, LA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1960

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(504) 456-6701
4228 Houma Blvd Ste 120
Metairie, LA
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Lakeside Hosp, Metairie, La; East Jefferson Gen Hosp, Metairie, La
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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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