Boswellia Organic 0.5 lb by Banyan Botanicals

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Boswellia as an medicinal herb, is used to detoxify the joint tissue and to support comfortable movement. Growing evidence suggests that boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects.** On this basis, boswellia has been tried for a number of conditions in which inflammation is involved, including glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.**

  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Promotes comfortable movement of the joints**
  • Removes natural toxins and excess heat from the joint tissue**
  • Supports healthy blood circulation**
  • Promotes the flow of energy within the body channels and tissues**
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Fairly Traded
Boswellia, also known as Indian frankincense, has a long history of use in religious ceremonies. As a medicinal herb, the gum resin is used to detoxify the joint tissue and to support comfortable movement. It is said to be heating due to its support of healthy circulation, and cooling because of its soothing action on the tissues. Boswellia is also traditionally used to open the mind and to clear the subtle channels of the body.** 

Certified Organic Boswellia powder

1/2lb (227g)

Item Catalog Number: 7612

Suggested Use

Mix 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. with warm water‚ once or twice daily‚ or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 tsp
Servings Per Container: 114
Amount Per Serving % DV
Boswellia resin (Boswellia serrata)* 1.6g *

*Daily Value not established.

**Certified organically grown.

Raw Material:  Banyan Botanicals contain no animal products and are suitable for vegetarians.

Other Ingredients

Rice flower.*

Warnings

If pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using this product.

**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.

 

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Ayurvedic Energetics:

Rasa (taste): bitter, pungent, astringent, sweet Virya (action): heating and cooling Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, may increase vata and pitta in excess.

     

    Growing evidence suggests that boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects. 5-8 On this basis, the herb has been tried for a number of conditions in which inflammation is involved, including painful conditions such as bursitis , osteoarthritis , rheumatoid arthritis , and tendonitis . For the same reason, it has also been tried for asthma and inflammatory bowel disease ( ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s Disease ). In addition, boswellia has shown promise for the relatively rare disease of the colon in which inflammation plays a role: collagenous colitis. 14

    Furthermore, extracts of boswellia have been studied as an aid to standard care for malignant glioma (a type of incurable brain tumor). 9-11 Use of boswellia appears to decrease symptoms, probably by decreasing inflammation in the brain (as well as through other mechanisms). However, this has not been proven, and individuals with cancer should not use boswellia (or any other herb or supplement) except on physician’s advice.

    References

    1.   Gupta I, Parihar A, Malhotra P, et al. Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with ulcerative colitis. Eur J Med Res. 1997;2:37-43.

    2.   Etzel R. Special extract of Boswellia serrata (H 15) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Phytomedicine. 1996;3:91-94.

    3.   Sander O, Herborn G, Rau R. Is H15 (resin extract of Boswellia serrata, "incense") a useful supplement to established drug therapy of chronic polyarthritis? Results of a double-blind pilot study [in German, English abstract]. Z Rheumatol. 1998;57:11-16.

    4.   Gupta I, Gupta V, Parihar A, et al. Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study. Eur J Med Res. 1998;3:511-514.

    5.   Safayhi H, Sailer ER, Ammon HPT. 5-lipoxygenase inhibition by acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) by a novel mechanism. Phytomedicine. 1996;3:71-72.

    6.   Singh GB, Atal CK. Pharmacology of an extract of salai guggal ex-Boswellia serrata, a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. Agents Actions. 1986;18:407-412.

    7.   Wildfeuer A, Neu IS, Safayhi H, et al. Effects of boswellic acids extracted from a herbal medicine on the biosynthesis of leukotrienes and the course of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Arzneimittelforschung. 1998;48:668-674.

    8.   Safayhi H, Boden SE, Schweizer S, et al. Concentration-dependent potentiating and inhibitory effects of Boswellia extracts on 5-lipoxygenase product formation in stimulated PMNL. Planta Med. 2000;66:110-113.

    9.   Janssen G, Bode U, Breu H, et al. Boswellic acids in the palliative therapy of children with progressive or relapsed brain tumors. Klin Padiatr. 2000;212:189-195.

    10.   Winking M, Sarikaya S, Rahmanian A, et al. Boswellic acids inhibit glioma growth: a new treatment option? J Neurooncol. 2000;46:97-103.

    11.   Glaser T, Winter S, Groscurth P, et al. Boswellic acids and malignant glioma: induction of apoptosis but no modulation of drug sensitivity. Br J Cancer. 1999;80:756-765.

    12.   Gerhardt H, Seifert F, Buvari P, Vogelsang H, et al. Therapy of active Crohn disease with Boswellia serrata extract H 15. Z Gastroenterol. 2001;39:11-17.

    13.   Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee—a randomized double blind, placebo controlled trial. Phytomedicine. 2003;10:3-7.

    14.   Madisch A, Miehlke S, Eichele O, et al. Boswellia serrata extract for the treatment of collagenous colitis. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2007 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]

    Source:http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/osteoarthritis/alternative_treatments/boswellia.aspx

    Banyan Botanicals Quality Control Statement

    Ayuvedic herbsCertified Organic Herbs

    Banyan Botanicals is focused on providing customers with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs possible. Banyan begin with a firm commitment to certified organic growing and environmentally sustainable harvesting practices. Nearly all of Banyan's bulk herbs are USDA certified organically grown. The remaining few are organically grown without pesticides and are in the transitional period to becoming certified. Banyan is the industry leader in certified organic Ayurvedic herbs, offering the largest selection available.

    Superior Quality Control

    Banyan has an extensive system for maintaining the highest possible standards for quality control of our herbs. Your health and well-being is Banyan's highest priority, and everything we do is managed with that in mind. Banyan employs leading experts in the field of Ayurveda, and we have partnered with reputable laboratories in the U.S. and U.K. to ensure the purity and safety of our herbs.

    Testing for botanicals is generally classified into the following four categories: Microbiologicals, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, and Identification.

    Microbiologicals

    Banyan requires microbiological testing and certificates of analysis from all of our suppliers for every batch of herbs. Testing is done in either the U.S. or in the U.K. All of our herbs and tablets are tested at third party labs. We do not rely on vendor certificates of analysis for testing data. The herbs are tested for the following:

    Total Aerobic Microbial Count
    Total combined yeast and molds
    Coliforms
    E. Coli
    Salmonella

    Our labs use USP methods 2021 and 2022 as specified by the United States Pharmacopoeia, which are in conformity with the standards specified by the AHPA (American Herbal Products Association). They are as follows:

    Total aerobic microbial count 10^7
    Total combined yeast and molds 10^5
    Coliform 10^4
    E. Coli absent in 1 gm
    Salmonella absent in 10 gm

    Certificates of Analysis (C of A) with test results are available on request for all of our herbs.

    Heavy Metals

    Banyan tests our herbs and products for arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury using independent U.S. laboratories. All of our products are within the safety guidelines stipulated by the American National Standards Institute/National Sanitation Foundation International Dietary Supplement Standard 173 (ANSI 173). The acceptable limits for daily intake are as follows:

    Arsenic content shall not exceed 0.01 milligrams per daily dose (10 micrograms per day)
    Cadmium content shall not exceed 0.006 mg/d (6 micrograms per day)
    Lead content shall not exceed 0.02 mg/d (20 micrograms per day)
    Mercury content shall not exceed 0.02 mg/d (20 micrograms per day)

    Pesticides

    Banyan’s focus is on being a supplier of certified organic herbs. For an herb to be certified organic the farm must be certified to be free from the use of pesticides, sewage sludge, GMO’s and ionizing radiation. We do spot testing for pesticides in third party labs to ensure the integrity of the organic certification of our partner farms.

    Some companies market their herbs as “organic”, but unless they are USDA certified by an accredited certifying agency of the National Organics Program (NOP) they have not been legally validated as organic. The NOP is the gold standard in the United States for certified organic materials. All of our organic herbs and products are USDA certified organic

    Look for certification and the USDA seal on products labeled “organic.” It’s your assurance that the product has been grown and handled without harmful chemicals and pesticides, in accordance with the USDAs strict organic standards.

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    Identification

    Banyan uses the industry accepted practice of organoleptic testing for the proper identification of our botanicals. This involves the physical examination of the herbs using the senses of sight, taste, smell and touch. Our staff includes recognized experts in the field of Ayurvedic herb identification. In addition, qualified botanists in both India and Sri Lanka conduct botanical verification of every species grown and also identify the species at the collection point. We use visual identification, microscopic identification (involving checking plant cell structures against pharmacopoeia standards) as well as Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and High Performance Layer Chromatography (HPLC) to verify that what we are collecting is actually the correct species. Only on passing these tests do the plants proceed for further cleaning and drying.

    Once dry, the herbs are subjected to tests in accordance with the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. This reveals that the levels of solids, ash content and active ingredients present in the plants actually conform to the recommended reference ranges.

    Commitment to Excellence

    All of our procedures at Banyan are in alignment with industry standards and in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) and the FDA’s cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices).

    We are continually making improvements to our facility, systems and procedures. Every change we make is structured and characterized to be fully compliant with the USDA’s National Organic Program, ANSI Standard 173, AHPA standards and the new cGMP for Dietary Supplements. We firmly believe that we are well ahead of the industry standards in all of these areas, and we intend to stay ahead.

    These standards of excellence will leave you with a finished product you can feel safe and confident consuming.*

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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