Boswellia serrata (2011) & Osteoarthritis


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The researchers treated 56 diagnosed with osteoarthritis who were divided into 2 groups. There was no placebo control group.

One group received boswellia in a capsule form, 6g daily, and the other received both the capsule form and also a cream containing bowellia.

After 2 months improvement in symptoms were observed in both groups, however the details are unknown.

Researchers: Gupta PK, Samarakoon SM, Chandola HM, Ravishankar B., Senior Medical Officer, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Published: Ayu. 2011 Oct;32(4):478-82.

Editor's Note: There is another study,Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee--a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial. Phytomedicine. 2003 Jan;10(1):3-7, but we have not been able to locate an abstract. Third hand, it is reported that this was a randomized, controlled cross-over, double-blind study on 30 patients over 8 weeks with beneficial results including reduced pain, better range of motion, reduced knee swelling, and the ability to walk greater distances.