Boswellia serrata extract

Definition / meaning of Boswellia serrata extract

A standardized extract derived from the plant Boswellia serrata of the family Burseraceae with anti-inflammatory activity. Boswellia serrata extract contains terpenoid boswellic acids, which are potent inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase activity and, so, leukotriene synthesis.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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