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Buy Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid) For DIY Skin Care

Boswellia serrata in skin care:  anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, treat sun damage, sun damage repair

Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid) occurs naturally in the plant also known as, Boswellia serrata (N.O. Burseraceae) is a large, deciduous tree that is found in India. It is called “Dhup”, frankincense or olibanum. It is also found in Yemen, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. It has been used in the preparation of cosmetics, incense, medicines, cosmetics and perfumes since ancient times and has been historically valued by the Egyptians, Hindus, Persians, Greek, Romans and the Europeans of Queen Victoria’s times. Boswellia Serrata has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been referred to as nature’s most powerful painkiller. Boswellia is therefore a good choice for an anti-inflammatory cream. Boswellia serrata may also be added to acne medications, and other recipes that require a non-steroidal anti inflammatory. This extract has been popularized as Boswelox™ by L’Oreal and its Wrinkle-de-crease.

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Assay: 65.81% triterpenoids
CAS#: 97952-72-2
Net weight: 30g /1.06oz
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Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid)

Boswellia Serrate (also known as Boswelic acid) is extracted from the serrata tree. It is an organic skin care ingredient that is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. For DIY skin care, Boswellia is a good choice for that anti-inflammatory cream; it may also be added to acne medications, and other recipes that require a non-steroidal anti inflammatory.

About Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid) in DIY Skin Care

Boswellia Serrata skin careBoswellia Serrata has been used a traditional Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions of the skin, eye and gums, as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, and laryngitis. Indeed it is still used today by traditional medical practitioners in India. It has also been used in the treatment and management of arthritis. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study, for example, researchers found that after 30 days, arthritis sufferers who were took boswellia had good positive improvement in pain management as well as physical function - and the benefits started being observed after a mere five days signifying how powerful this antioxidant is.

Inflammation is a major cause of skin conditions with redness, rashes, itching all being caused or made worse by inflammation. Inflammation reduces the skin’s ability to fight infection which results in tissue damage leading to wrinkles and sagging. The acids in boswellia help prevent the substances that cause inflammation. Triterpenes found in boswellia reduce the generation of leukotrienes and inhibited 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme vital to the manufacture of leukotrienes, which mediate inflammation. These powerful anti-inflammatory properties also have been found to have other health benefits such as reduction of acne outbreaks and help prevent the formation of wrinkles.

It has been proven to be effective in wrinkle prevention. A 2010 study showed that a group of women who had their skin damaged by sun had significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and skin elasticity after only 30 days of applying a topical boswellia cream. The cream also helped constrict their pores, making the skin both smoother and softer. Boswellia also treats redness in the skin, producing a more eve tone. In cases of acne boswellia has been used to clear up its appearance, make healing of wounds faster and lower the pain and discomfort.

Boswellia Serrata has proven popular due to the fact that it does not have any major side effects and is generally well tolerated by the persons it has been tested on in study after study. The soothing nature of this anti-inflammatory agent has also been mentioned by many.

A lot of studies are yet to be done to determine all the many uses of this ancient and centuries old product but it does have a lot of exciting potential in the areas of medical and personal care products.

BulkActive's extract of Boswellia serrata is standarized at 65% for the active triterpenoids, named boswellic acids.

Assay: 65.81% Boswelic Acid ( triterpenoids)  
Botanical source: Boswellia carterii Birdw. 
Solubility: Dimethyl isosorbide, non-denatured ethanol, Hydrotropic solubilization of total boswellic acids, insoluble in water.
Suggested percentage: No data available - up to customer's discretion.
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: China

Topically applied  Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid) may:

  • act as an anti inflammatory: [5] [4] [3]
  • repair and treat sun damage: [5] [4] [1]
  • prevent and treat acne: [2]
5: Pedretti A, Capezzera R, Zane C, Facchinetti E, Calzavara-Pinton P. Effects of topical boswellic acid on photo and age-damaged skin: clinical, biophysical, and echographic evaluations in a double-blind, randomized, split-face study. Planta Med. 2010 Apr;76(6):555-60. Epub 2009 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 19918712.

4: Calzavara-Pinton P, Zane C, Facchinetti E, Capezzera R, Pedretti A. Topical Boswellic acids for treatment of photoaged skin. Dermatol Ther. 2010 Jan-Feb;23 Suppl 1:S28-32. PubMed PMID: 20136919.

3: Singh S, Khajuria A, Taneja SC, Johri RK, Singh J, Qazi GN. Boswellic acids: A leukotriene inhibitor also effective through topical application in inflammatory disorders. Phytomedicine. 2008 Jun;15(6-7):400-7. Epub 2008 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 18222672.

2: Weckesser S, Engel K, Simon-Haarhaus B, Wittmer A, Pelz K, Schempp CM. Screening of plant extracts for antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeasts with dermatological relevance. Phytomedicine. 2007 Aug;14(7-8):508-16. Epub 2007 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 17291738.

1: Huang MT, Badmaev V, Ding Y, Liu Y, Xie JG, Ho CT. Anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic activities of triterpenoid, beta-boswellic acid. Biofactors. 2000;13(1-4):225-30. PubMed PMID: 11237186.

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