Boswellia (a.k.a. Frankincense) has been used to treat arthritic pain and inflammation for thousands of years. Modern clinical studies have found that this effect is primarily from the inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase, which is different from typical anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Aspirin. The effectiveness of Boswellia for osteoarthritis has been demonstrated in clinical studies.
Boswellia in the treatment of Osteoarthritis:
Boswellia in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases:
Boswellia, An Overview: