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Boswelia

NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are a class of drugs that provide analgesic and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects.

They include naproxen, ibuprofen and aspirin, and are used to treat a wide assortment of ailments associated with pain and inflammation. The one you might use is usually decided by its side effects, or how they interact with other drugs – there are risks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-steroidal_anti-inflammatory_drug)

Such ailments have been prevalent since biblical times, and humans have been using one ingredient ever since to treat these symptoms effectively – boswelia.

Perhaps you have heard it by its other name – frankincense.

Boswelia – Indian frankincense – is derived from the resin of a tree that grows in the mountainous regions of India, northern Africa and the Middle East, and is one of the most valued herbs in Ayurveda.

Modern medicine and pharmacology strongly point out to its use as an antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic (controls blood lipids), antiatherosclerotic (anticoronary plaque), analgesic (pain-reliever) and hepatoprotective (protects the liver). In other words, for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), bursitis, and tendonitis.

The ingredients and essential oils found within the resin have also been shown effective against ulcerative colitis. For some people, Indian frankincense seems to work as well as the prescription drug sulfasalazine. Some research shows that it can induce disease remission in 70% to 82% of people. (http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-63-INDIAN%20FRANKINCENSE.aspx?activeIngredientId=63&activeIngredientName=INDIAN%20FRANKINCENSE)

Boswellia is perceived to be a safe and effective remedy for a number of conditions, including asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. (http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21617)

In contrast to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which are well known to disrupt glycosaminoglycan (major structural components of cartilage and are also found in the cornea of the eye) synthesis, thus accelerating articular damage in arthritic conditions, boswellic acids have been shown to significantly reduce glycosaminoglycan degradation.

(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3309643/, glycosaminoglycan: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?cdrid=44206)

 

Avocado Mango Mint Smoothie

boswelia_avocado-mango-smoothie

1/2 hass avocado

2 1/2 C frozen mango

10-15 largish mint leaves, chopped (I like the smoothie on the minty side so I went with 15)

1 C water

1/2 C coconut milk

1 T ground flax seeds

1 T agave nectar

1 T coconut oil

1 t freshly squeezed lime juice

To make:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until blissfully smooth.  You won’t need ice unless you use fresh fruit, in which case, add 4 ice cubes.

2. Enjoy!

http://guayagourmet.com/2012/06/26/avocado-mango-mint-smoothie/

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