Common Names: Boswellia (Frankincense), Olibanum, Indian Frankincense, Arabic Frankincense, and Salai guggal
Botanical Name: Boswellia thurifera
The resin of the plant, which contains boswellic acid and alibanoresin, is used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. When used in conjunction with glucosamine, it is known to relieve joint pain associated with arthritis. It can be used in facial care as it is astringent and calming.