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Boswellia Serrata Extract Capsules (Strong 85% Boswellic Acids - 1 a Day)

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Boswellia Serrata Capsules



  • High Strength Extract 85% Boswellic Acids

  • Only ingredient Boswellia, no fillers

  • Vegan HPMC capsules  

About Boswellia


The boswellia serrata tree, commonly referred to as Indian frankincense is a deciduous tree. The tree is native to India and other highland territories in the Middle East and Northern Africa e.g. Pakistan and Egypt respectively. Boswellia resin has a charming, exotic odor especially when burned as incense. Most people burn it alongside other resins for a combination of different auras. To obtain the resin, which is the most potent product of the tree, the tree trunk is slashed through small incisions after which the resin is left to flow. The resin, which also comprises gum, solidifies into tear-shaped extract. In certain regions, the resin is referred to as guggulu or shallaki. To obtain the resin in its purest form, it is cured in specially designed bamboo crates. It is then broken into smaller bits and then graded based on colour and shape. The term boswellia serrata is derived from two words, boswellia and seratta. The generic name, boswellia, was given after Dr James Boswell of Edinburgh Botanical Garden. The latter played a key role in the discovery of the potency and benefits of the boswellia tree. The specific name, serrata, is obtained from the term serra. The latter refers to a saw due to the resemblance to the toothed leaf margins.

The boswellia serrata tree is a moderately sized tree that has numerous loosely hanging branches. It normally grows to a height of between 9-15m. In certain regions, the tree is tall, especially where it grows in a thick, highly crowded forest. The tree has a thin bark whose colour lies between grey and green. Oleo-gum resin of optimal quality is harvested from the tree after the tree has grown fully, which mostly takes about 8 years. A healthy boswellia tree produces about 1-2 kg of gum every year. The tree is quite resistant to such adversities as drought and fire, in comparison to other similar species. The boswellia tree grows in altitudes of 1000-1200m above sea level. The tree mostly grows in neutral, poorly drained, and shallow soils, where its counterparts wouldn’t survive. Also, it grows optimally at temperatures between 1-50°C.

For centuries resin from the boswellia tree has been used as incense in various spiritual and cultural observances. Most ancient texts that have quoted civilisation has mentioned the resin at one point in time. At some point, the resin was viewed as being quite valuable hence was used as currency in barter trade. It was only exchanged for gold and ivory. In their ancient texts, Egyptians likened the resin, which is normally shaped like tears, to the ‘tears of Horus’. The latter was the son of Osiris, the god of fertility, death, and resurrection into the afterlife, and his wife Isis. In Babylon, boswellia resin was added to wine that was taken by detainees before they were condemned to death e.g. through beheading. It was believed that the resin contributed to some form of ‘numbness’ therefore the convicts went in ready for what was to befall them.

  • Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.

How to use: We suggest taking 1 capsules daily with water 

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Sue Q.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Recent purchase of Boswellia

Item arrived within a few days.. initial reaction is good but will post again in a few weeks once we’ll established. Excellent prompt service.

United Kingdom United Kingdom


Outstanding product! My wife and I both suffer from arthritis in our hands to the extent that we cannot open jars or handle tools. After taking one capsule twice a day for the past six months, the pain in the thumb joints is drastically reduced and I can again handle diy tools. Great stuff! Excellent fast service too!

Svetlana M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Boswella Extract Capsules

It’s to early to notice any positive effect, but I’ll continue using them

William R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first day I took one by the afternoon I could feel an important in my joints

Excellent product would buy again from this company

James S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Boswellia is a truly excellent product, which we can unreservedly recommend to anyone with our health problems. I suffer from osteoarthritis in the thumb joints of both hands. This is extremely painful, and prevents me from carrying out many day-to day activities as it is too painful to hold or even squeeze things like scissors. My favorite occupations are do-it-yourself tasks like woodworking and plumbing, and I nearly had to give them up as they were just not worth the pain involved. My wife has osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and back, and gradually, over the years, found she could not even try to do the many things a homemaker and grandmother wants to do. The medical profession has been of no help whatsoever - the only treatment suggested was large doses of paracetamol and the more powerful painkiller, naproxyn which were worse than useless. Their latest suggestion is sulfasalazine, which has also proved to be of no effect. On surfing the internet we found that Boswellia was most often recommended for arthritis, and after trying several suppliers we found Health Essentials and have been using Boswellia for nine months or so. We found little improvement at first, but after a month or so noticed that the pain in our joints was starting to subside, and the swelling of my wife's knuckle joints was no longer getting worse. We both found that we can do more and more of the activities we used to do. I came back to earth with a bump last month, when I forgot to re-order, and when I got around to doing it there was a minor problem in supply and we did not take Boswellia for a period of three weeks or so. The results were obvious - we both found that the pain was rapidly returning, and I was experiencing more and more problems like when handling a screwdriver or pliers. We are both back on the Botswellia wagon and hope to return to the new norm soon. Keep up the good work!

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