Leukotrienes have been identified as a cause of inflammation and may trigger asthma symptoms. In addition, Boswellia can inhibit the breakdown of connective tissues caused by tumor necrosis factor-alpha, a potent inflammatory agent in the body. Boswellia has also been used to treat arthritis, diarrhea, and pulmonary disease. The anti-inflammatory effects of Boswellia have been investigated for their benefits in osteoarthritis. Boswellic acid can reduce and prevent the inflammation in many chronic inflammatory diseases like asthma and inflammatory bowel diseases. It has not shown any severe side effect and is considered to be safe
Boswellia serrata contains an oleo-gum-resin called Salai guggal. Essential oils are the mixture of mono, di and sesquiterpenes and the gum fraction composed of pentose and hexose sugar with some oxidizing and digestive enzymes. Phenolic compounds and diterpene alcohol (serratol) also present in essential oils. Resin contains Boswellic acid constisting pentacyclic triterpenic acid. Boswellic acid is an active and important fraction of Salai guggal. Salai guggal contains essential oil, gum and resin. Its essential oil is a mixture of monoterpenes, diterpenes and sesquiterpenes. In addition phenolic compounds and a diterpene alcohol (serratol) is also found in essential oil. Gum portion of the plant consist of pentose and hexose sugars with some oxidizing and digestive enzymes. Resin portion mainly composed of pentacyclic triterpene acid of which boswellic acid is the active moiety. The essential oils include α-pinene dipentane, phellendrene, cadinene, camphene, p-cymene, d-borneol, verbenone and verbenol. The α- thujene consists 50 % of oils and the pinene 6.2 %, dlimonene 4.5 %, p-cymene 14 %, cadinene 4 %, geraniol 0.8 % and elemol 1.3 % as the main constituents of the essential oil. Terpenoids includes three acids α, β, γ- boswellic acids. Total triterpene acid contains β-boswellic acid, 11 keto boswellic acid and acetyl 11-keto β-boswellic acid.
Breathvin Uses in Ayurveda: Boswellia serrata creates an important role in traditional Ayuredic medicine. Guggal is a sticky gum resin of boswellia used to treat arthritis and rheumatism for centuries. Many other conditions also treated in traditional Ayurveda which includes asthama, bronchitis, diarrhea, jaundice, ringworm and other skin diseases. Also it’s used for ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain, asthama, hay fever, sore throat, syphills and cancer.
Composition : Each Tablet contains Extract of Boswellia serrata (Shallaki)*(Exd) 250mg
Indications & Usage : Bronchitis , Asthma