Is Boswellia Serrata Extract Really Effective for IBD?

Boswellia Serrata herbsThe current International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) has listed around 13,000 diseases that are known to afflict human beings, and some of these diseases are still of unknown causes. Examples of such diseases whose causes are not fully determined are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s diseases. With this wide range of diseases also comes a greater number of “so-called” scientific and “non-scientific” remedies. Some of these remedies are synthetic and artificial, while the rest of these remedies can be readily obtained from nature.

Scientific and Non-scientific Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

The human body is so complex that often the causes of a bodily malady is hard to pinpoint. If you have an ulcerative colitis, for example, and had yourself checked-up by a general practitioner (GP), the GP will simply offer you generalized treatment, for general practitioners rely heavily on obvious symptoms conveyed by their patients. However, if you want a more specialized treatment of your ulcerative colitis, you should consult a gastroenterologist—a specialist in diseases of the digestive system. Yet, even the gastroenterologist is not privy to the real cause of ulcerative colitis. Hence, his/her prescriptions would only be mostly based on his subjective observation.

It is a known fact, however, that the cures for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are still not yet fully determined. For this reason, even if you are a specialist in digestive system, you could only assume the cure for these diseases based on the symptoms at hand, and even if you don’t mean it, you would surely be relying heavily on unscientific assumptions and gutsy feeling. Hence, it is obviously unreasonable for medical practitioners to frown on traditional medicine on the sole claim that scientific medical practitioners are scientific while the tradition medicine is not.

Boswellia—A Potential Cure for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Traditional medicine has a long prolific history that dates back several thousand years ago. Since medical science is still at a loss as to the exact cures for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, it is not unreasonable to scour nature for a natural cure for these two IBD diseases. The boswellia ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease remedy could surely serve as good candidate for the treatment of these two IBD diseases.

Boswellia is a genus of a tree of the order Sapindales. It is widely known for its fragrant resin that has wide pharmacological usage. But it is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Boswellia Serrata extract has been proven to have a significant positive effect on stage I to III colon cancers according to clinical studies conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. Various clinical studies have also indicated that Boswellia Serrata is significantly effective in reducing the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, and IBD-associated arthritis.

Some studies on animals symptomatic of IBD showed that Boswellia Serrata extract protected the linings of the colon of the subject-animals from further activity of IBD. Moreover, in another clinical trial, patients—with ulcerative colitis who took 350 mg of Boswellia extract (3x a day) for six weeks—had shown significant improvements. For this reason, if you are beset with IBD, it would be good to consider Boswellia Serrata as an alternative treatment for your IBD problem.