Studies show that boswellia may reduce inflammation and may be useful in treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.
Because boswellia is an effective anti-inflammatory, it can be an effective painkiller and may prevent the loss of cartilage. Some studies have found that it may even be useful in treating certain cancers, such as leukemia and breast cancer.
Gum-resin(trunk) may be beneficial in cutaneous and nervous diseases, chronic diarrhea, syphilitic diseases, goitre, gout, piles, bronchitis, and tumors
The bark may be beneficial in skin diseases, dysentery, ulcers, hemorrhoids and diarrhea.