Boswellia serrata is abundant in benefits such as reducing body inflammation10 and helping treat conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
It's also a painkiller, and can help inhibit cartilage loss.
Boswellia can be used to alleviate asthma and may have protective effects against diseases like leukemia and breast cancer.
The boswellic acid in the herb assists with preventing leukotriene formation in the body.
Leukotrienes have been identified as a cause of inflammation and may trigger asthma symptoms.
Four other acids located in boswellia were found to help impede the development of a leukotriene-producing enzyme called 5-lipoxygenase.
Out of these four, the acetyl keto-beta-boswellic acid is the most powerful.