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Boswellia (Herbs/Suppl)Brand and Other Names:Indian frankincense

 
 
 

Suggested Dosing

Follow Mfr's instructions

General Dosing Guidelines

300-500 mg PO BID/TID

Osteoarthritis

Extract: 333 mg TID PO

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Extract: 3600 mg/day

Ulcerative Colitis

Gum Resin preparation: 350 mg TID PO

Bronchial Asthma

300 mg TID PO

Generally 300-500 mg PO BID/TID, higher in IBD

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Suggested Uses

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, diuretic, painful menstration

Efficacy

Clinical trials have shown beneficial evidence for all of the above uses but of varying consistency & reliability

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Diarrhea

Nausea etc

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Warnings

Contraindications

Pregnancy

Cautions

May be emmenagogue & abortificient

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: avoid

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Boswellic acid, the major constituent is thought to contain pharmacologic potency

Inhibits 5-lipoxygenase in vitro & in animal studies

Antiinflammatory

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