Boswellic Acids

Boswellic Acids

"Boswellic acids are the compounds isolated from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata and have been used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases for many years in the countries of the east. Recently, a few studies showed that the acids may have anti-cancer effect on leukemia and brain tumours. We investigated the apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects of two types of boswellic acids, keto-beta-boswellic acid and acetyl-keto-beta-boswellic acid, on liver cancer Hep G2 cells ... The acids may be a promising drug for the chemoprevention of liver cancer."

....The article presents several herbs that can soothe inflammation. Boswellia is an Ayurvedic plant that contains anti-inflammatory substances called boswellic acids, which reduce inflammation by inhibiting of the pro-inflammatory chemical messengers. Turmenic, indigenous to South India and Indonesia and is recommended for all inflammatory disorders. Cat's claw has an active substances as anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties.

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