Boswellia serrata is Indian frankincense or Salai. It is found in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in India. Its aroma is generally considered to be far inferior compared to Boswellia sacra or Boswellia frereana.
In Ayurvedic medicine Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) has been used for hundreds of years for treating arthritis. Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for osteoarthritis and joint function, particularly for osteoarthritis of the knee.
A Boswellia extract marketed under the name Wokvel has undergone human efficacy, comparative, pharmacokinetic studies. Boswellia serrata is used in the manufacture of the supposed anti-wrinkle agent "Boswelox", which has been criticised as being ineffective.
What is Boswellic Acid?
Boswellic acids are a series of pentacyclic triterpene molecules that are produced by plants in the genus Boswellia. Like many other terpenes, boswellic acids appear in the resin of the plant that exudes them; it is estimated that they make up 30% of the resin of Boswellia serrata.
While boswellic acids are a major component of the resin its important to note that the steam or hydro distilled frankincense essential oil does not contain any boswellic acid as these components are non-volatile and too large to come over in the steam distillation process.
Function of Serrata Extract Masticinic Acid 50%-65%
1.With the function of detumescence,boswellia serrata extract powder is used to treat red and swollen;
2.Boswellia serrata extract powder with the function of relieving pain and invigorating the circulation of blood;
3.Boswellia serrata extract powder is used for bleeding sore and Chest/abdominal pains caused by blood stasis, often with myrrh;
4.Boswellia serrata extract powder is used for treatments of stomachache due to emotional depression and the hyperactive liver-qi attacking the stomach, often with rhizoma cyperi and Radix Curcumae.
Applications of Serrata Extract Masticinic Acid 50%-65%
1..Be widely used as anti-oxidant and functionals
2..The multifunctional green food additives & raw material of health food
3.Intermediate of the medicine
4.Natrual herbal ingredient of TCM