Boswellia for Natural Healing

| Modified on Aug 28, 2021
Posted by Melissa S (Dallas, Tx) on 09/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Boswellia serrata 500mg (can't post brand, so here's a clue: not later but *** 1word 3 letters starts w/ N) caps CURED my son's ASTHMA IN 1 DOSE!!!! I've never posted anything anywhere, but I HAD to share this info. I am in shock still & it's been 7 days w/ ZERO asthma meds (no inhaler use). My son has had year round allergies/asthma since he was a baby (13 yrs old now), he takes allergy meds year round & singulair seasonally, inhaler use a couple times daily is the norm. During spring/fall he uses a nebulizer am/pm on top of it all. My chiropractor told me about Boswellia as anti-inflammatory has, so being very science minded myself, I researched it enough to say the science behind it is deep & LEGIT. I had read several reviews that it really helped allergies & asthma; I figured any improvement is a step in the right direction. Boswellia is super supportive to all the body's systems & living on poison (all drugs are toxic, some more than others) my son's body needs all the support it can get. Many ppl don't know that both allergies & asthma are an immune response in the body. Asthma is an inflammatory disease, so I figured it was worth a shot. We are in the midst of the worst ragweed season we've seen in Texas w/in the last 10 years. I out grew my allergies/asthma (Thank God) & I have been experiencing issues for the first time in years. Got Boswellia & we each took our first 1 after dinner that night w/1 QBC Plex cap (quercitin, vit C, bromelain).

Take boswellia alone right after a meal (or toast atleast) to ensure max absoption (& other meds or vitamins 1-2 hrs later). Intuitively, I opted to skip my son's asthma pill (he did take his allegra), so I fully expected him to wake me for a breathing treatment. I felt guilty doing that, but he slept through the night. He woke up breathing TOTALLY CLEAR! GONE was his sneezing, nose blowing, eye rubbing morning routine & his lungs were clear. I was dumbfounded speechless. I've never seen anything like it, nor did I expect any noticeable result in 1 DOSE- we did NOTHING different except boswellia, there's no way this can be attributed to anything else. I still give his nightly allergy pill & will continue until it gets cold enough for stuff to stop blooming, then we'll drop that too.

It's been 7 days now in the height of the WORST allergy season, & my son has used ZERO asthma meds the entire time, his breathing is so clear it's like he never had asthma in the first place. He had a double header baseball game last night - no nebulizer before hand, & never pulled out his inhaler. He will take this for the rest of his life, there are so many benefits! I hope & pray that anyone who tries this will have the same amazing results. My allergies are better but not gone, I have not needed an inhaler. My lungs have never felt so clear, it's like my lung capacity has actually expanded/increased... There really aren't any contraindications w/boswellia. Consult your doctor if you take a bunch of meds, & esp.if you take anticoagulants. Less than 1% of ppl felt it made their blood pressure go high/wonky, some said it upset their stomach (take right after food). Boswellia can make other meds more effective, so dose may need reduced (or stopped). Boswellia has NSAID (Ibuprofen/aleve) like action in the body, so it's best not to take those together for prolonged time (1 week max).

If u take boswellia for pain/arthritis, u may need to build to higher dose. Studies showed safe up to 3,000 mg daily (2- 500 mg caps Breakfast/lunch/dinner). IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO FRANKINCENSE essential oil (incense allergy may be due to other additive factors), DO NOT TAKE or consult your doctor first.

Posted by Pianogirl (San Francisco, Ca) on 08/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I want to share my experience with boswellia (or frankincense) and asthma. I have long had allergy-triggered asthma. My asthma was somewhat mild (wheezing rather than a full-on attack), but still required albuterol to feel better. I'm allergic to dust mites, so as soon as I was in a dusty room I would feel my lungs tighten up, and get other symptoms like an itchy nose, throat, etc.

For a different health issue, I started taking some supplements. Among them was Boswellia. I took Boswellia and Maitake mushrooms for the longest--over a year--and I noticed that at the end of this time, if I encountered an allergen like dust, it triggered all my allergic reactions EXCEPT asthma.

I didn't notice any other change in my routine except taking Boswellia and Maitake. I looked up Boswellia online, and saw that it is used for asthma, so I began to draw the conclusion that it has helped me. Even since I stopped taking Boswellia, I have not had to use an inhaler for months.

I'm interested to see if anyone has experienced using boswellia for asthma (and if it could have been the maitake mushrooms, even though they are not described online as having that effect).

I took Boswellia, two 307 mg tablets (65% Boswellic Acids) each morning.

Ganglion Cyst
Posted by Tony (Henfield) on 07/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I started using Frankincense on a ganglion cyst on the back of my wrist that was painful 24/7 and had been for months, I was really surprised that it stopped aching immediately! Coincidence? I don't know. I also think that the cyst is shrinking but I am not sure. I am applying a little Frankincense oil three times a day - it soaks in within a few seconds.

Posted by Wendy L (NE Iowa) on 06/15/2021

I wish there was some way you could provide the brand name. Could you type it out separating each letter with an *? I didn't "get" your clue. Thank you so much!

EC: She's referring to the NOW brand.

Posted by skyye (Jamaica) on 08/28/2021

Thank you for this. I used to use the tears, as aromatherapy but since 2019 I have noticed a marked difference in the quality of the resin. It now looks very pretty and super clean 'manufactured', and it smells awful, like burning plastic. Not sure if its fake or just another species of the boswellia. I have given up trying to find the good old fashioned tears and am now looking for the oil.