What is Boswellia?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis) 5-Loxin Boswellia 5-Loxin Show all

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See also: Shallaki

It is used topically for pain relief. It is an herb. It acts as an antiflammatory, anti-arthritic, antifungal, and antibacterial.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 12 6
Muscle pain 4 3
Inflammation 2 1
Multiple sclerosis 2 0
Allergic asthma 1 1

Show all 24 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Boswellia

Side effect Patients Percentage

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Boswellia

Dosage Patients Percentage
400 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 1
350 mg twice daily 1
1600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Boswellia

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Boswellia

Duration

Currently taking Boswellia

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Boswellia

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 13
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 8
Not specified 6
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