Boswellia Information West Bend WI

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.

Melissa Lee Earnest, MD
(262) 242-0051
5595 County Road Z
West Bend, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Candadai M Sundaram, MD
(414) 291-2626
13133 N Port Washington Rd Ste G06
Mequon, WI
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Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Russo, MD
13111 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Drew Elgin
(262) 243-2500
13133 N Port Washington # G16
Mequon, WI
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
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Gastroenterologist
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Howard Mark Hack, MD
(262) 334-3451
10710 N Wood Crest Dr
Mequon, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1988

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Uday Vasant Gupte, MD
(262) 670-7000
1004 E Sumner St
Hartford, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Drew M Elgin
(262) 243-5000
13133 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI
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Jeffrey Wayne Schenck, MD
(262) 251-7500
13133 N Port Washington Rd Ste G16
Mequon, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jeffrey W Schenck
(262) 243-5000
13133 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI
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(262) 687-8374
3811 Spring St Suite 202
Thiensville, WI
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Gastroenterology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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