Had sciatic nerve pain so bad I couldn't walk most days. Started on boswellia (3X day) and first day pain was greatly relieved. After a few weeks I hardly notice pain ever (and I had the sciatic pain for about 7 months due to back disc problems). Now I no longer am considering surgery. Think it is a miracle herb!
I tried Boswellia for my arthritis and though it helped, some, the massive rise in blood pressure and intestinal problems have caused me to stop. The intestinal problems included heartburn, gas and bloating.
My blood pressure rose from 123/74 to 184/109.
I will be seeking a different, but natural product for relief from my arthritis pain.
I received a bottle from my chiropractor for joint pain, when I took one tablet for the first time about half hour later my head was in tremendous pain with my right arm shaking uncontrollable. i wasn't sure if it was from the boswellia, so the next day i took one before work and about an hour into work I started experiencing server chest pains and pain down my left arm, I thought I was having a great attack, i had a medic that works with me check me out he said my blood pressure was high but I wasn't having a heart attack, so I now know it was a Boswellia reaction. Very Scary.
I have taken Boswellia 2 or 3 times a day for over 2 years. It works far better than hydrocodone, and all I feel is pain free. It has kept me from having a total hip replacement. Gradually my pain has gone away completely, and I am able to go for long walks and climb hills with no pain. At one time, about a year ago I experienced some acid reflux. I quit eating foods that contain gluten and the acid reflux never recurred (unless I slip up and eat gluten). Other than that I have never noticed any ill effect. I recommend boswellia to everyone.
I just started it, but looks like it gives me heartburn, just discontinueing it for now, and see if situatin improves.
I am currently using Boswellia with aloe vera gel to assist with my ulcerative colitis. After a very active and uncomfortable five months, I am very happy with the almost immediate results Boswellia has provided me thus far. As a first time user, I began with a 500mgs a day and increased every three days for a máximum of 1000mgs. 2tsp Aloe gel is taken in the am with warm water 1/2 hour prior to eating or ingesting anything else. The boswellia is taken with a small amount of food within 2 hours after the aloe. And then a multivitamin is taken after at least 20 minutes have pasted. Currently, I am in the process of weening myself off the boswellia. A reduciton of 250mgs at a time every three days. I did not break out in a rash nor notice any cramping only a bit of nausea that could have been from the U.C.
Have just brought boswellia tumeric mix capsule, as am really wanting to get off NSAIDs, which affect my gut, so will be interesting to see how goes! I get upset tums. bowel easily, have CFS and Fibromyalgia and severe Tempermandibular Disorder, so really want to have some kind of a life!! Suspect might aggravate tum, but will see!
Been taking 300 mg boswellia with cat claw 125mg. I makae sure I take it after a meal. Does help with pain. Also going to try Hyland's leg cramps formula. Will take one formula in morn,the other at night. Hope both will alleviate 80% of arithritic pain.
Cameo... There are lots of over the counter meds for Heartburn... If the Boswellia was working, why not try to also treat the Heartburn.. I find the ones that work the best are based on an ingredient called "Famotidine".. after only a few days of use... The results were fantastic.. famotidine can be found in Pepsid and numerous other heartburn meds.. but I normally go with the Drugstore Brand, and it works just as well... [especially the LIFE BRAND from Shoppers Drug Mart.] I had suffered with terrible heartburn for quite a while, until I was prescribed a med with famotidine... and then I just got it off of the shelf whenever I needed it again... but it has been YEARS now since I have had to use it. It was like a CURE after using it for several months or so.
Could Boswellia serrata cause anxiety? I started taking it and in the second day I felt the frontal part of my head with a strange sensation. I am taking a supplement with Glucosamine and Boswellia serrata. I had diahrea as a side effect.
As with any supplement, you should always consult your physician or do research before taking anything. That said, I took a supplement with Boswellia in it for over two years and felt a tremendous amount of relief. I have Osteoarthritis. I am now back taking it again. IF you find something that works, stay with it. As you get older the worse the pain gets. Start out while you are young taking better care of yourself. It does pay off later.
I have had no problems at all with stomach upset due to Boswellia, and I have oesophagitis. But I take inner health tablets (probiotics)as well as heaps of others especially high doses of Vit C. Slippery elm is excellent for coating the stomach and healing the digestive system. S.E. Goes a long way also for IBS.
I have rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and the medications I was taking were causing me to have constant migrains. I switched to boswellia which help with my inflammation however now it triggers migrain. I wonder is part of boswellia is a root plant for prescribed anti-inflammatory medications?
I have taken Boswellia (Inflam 95)for my RSD/CRPS1 over a 3 year period ... various doses up to the maximum with a few bouts of mild acid reflux but ONLY when I did not take Bowellia with food as directed. (Problem solved with a bit of food) I am quite pleased with my progress. I also benefit from Epsom soaks and the CRPS diet.
I take boswellia as needed for pain in my joint with good results. I also have been taking 5 lox inhibitor (life extension ) but I think regular boswellia in slightly higher dosage works faster.
I take a standardized Boswellia for asthma issues - 300mg 3x per day. The inflammation in my lungs is so greatly reduced that I can exercise again. I do not use any inhalers or steroids. My chest is much more relaxed, too. I am happy to have discovered this herb.
Anyone try this for cancer with metastasis to brain? I have seen some promising trials....any specific anti-cancer drugs that may interact badly?
I have taken Glucosamine 1500mg Chondroitin 1200mg and MSM 3000mg for past 8yrs for osteo arthritis in hips with huge success. Rheumatoid has now developed in neck shoulders and hands. In desperation tried Boswellia 111mg twice daily (half dose) combined with ginger and circumin. It's a silver bullet! Only minimal discomfort left in shoulder, worked immediately. Should I cut the other osteo combination, if so by how much? Does anyone else take both?
Bought this for my son who has severe ulcerative colitis that can not be treated with conventional medicine. I put him on the max of 3 x 880mg of Boswellia per day as he is so unwell. There was a good improvement with the symptoms of ulcerative colitis but the effects are so bad, severe stomach cramps and hives that I am now stopping the treatment altogether.
Possible Allergic Vasculitis
Boswellia was put into a compounded cream ordered by my physician to relieve pain in my foot. After reading the description here, I am now very concerned that this herb is what has caused not only a rash on my foot, but what may possibly be allergic vasculitis of my foot. My physician is concerned that I have vasculitis, but since it's only on one foot she's not sure at this point. I also have many health conditions and take Singulair. This herb scares me!
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