There are over twenty different species of Boswellia serrata or Frankincense. Native to India, the extract from this plant of the Burseraceae plant family is known for its ability to decrease pain and inflammation and boost immunity. The health benefits of Boswellia serrata and treat respiratory and sinus infections, arthritis, and heart disease, and may even reduce tumor growth and prevent cancer.
Specific chemical compounds in Boswellia serrata inhibit inflammatory responses and block the mediators that can change DNA and destroy healthy cells, promoting tumor growth. Terpenes and boswellic acids inhibit cytokine production, which contributes to the body's inflammatory response.
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