Boswellia Information Sioux Falls SD

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.

Michael Patrick Mc Guire, MD
(605) 342-3280
PO Box 6020
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.John Barker
(605) 322-8630
1001 East 21st Street #501
Sioux Falls, SD
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Dany Shamoun
(605) 322-8630
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology

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Stephen E Nanton
(605) 322-3666
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 010
Sioux Falls, SD
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Edward Louis Burkhalter
(605) 322-8630
1001 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.Jeffrey Murray
(605) 328-8500
1201 S Euclid Ave #510
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1982
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Gastroenterologist
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Robert R Raszkowski, MD
(605) 357-1304
1400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Clinics

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Fernando Zapata Gomez, MD
800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Jorge Gilbert
(605) 328-8500
1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steve Howard Gutnik, MD
(888) 956-4800
2800 E Stonehedge Ln
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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