Indian Frankincense

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How does Indian Frankincense work?

The resin of Indian frankincense contains substances that may decrease inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Indian frankincense seems to be safe for most people. It can cause side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. When applied to the skin, it can cause allergic rash.

Do not use Indian frankincense in amounts greater than those found in foods if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Indian Frankincense.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • Osteoarthritis: 100-250 mg daily of a specific extract (5-Loxin); 100 mg daily of another specific extract (Aflapin); 333 mg daily of another specific extract.
  • Ulcerative colitis: 300-350 mg three times daily.

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