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A new study shows that Boswellia Extract May Be Beneficial for Reducing Inflammation and Pain in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common age-related disorder associated with chronic inflammation, joint pain, decreased mobility, and negative impact on quality of life.

OA of the knee is the most common form of arthritis. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the primary medications used for symptoms related to OA of the knee. These pharmacological interventions often lead to gastrointestinal, renal, and cardiovascular risk.

Gum resin extracted from boswellia has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, including OA. Studies have shown boswellia extract to be beneficial for treating age-related inflammatory disorders. (source: Phytother Res. May 2019)


I’ve used Boswellia successfully for this in my practice as well. However, remember that, as with many herbs, commercially available “supplements” are very often low quality &/or potency. This is true for Boswellia as well. If you are interested in finding out more about Boswellia and if it’s a good fit for you, and you’d like to find a good quality source, please contact me.

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