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veda active boswellia

Composition and molecular structure
The main active of Boswellia are Boswellic acids. These acids appear in the oleoresin of the plant and are produced in quantities exceeding 30%. 

The structures of these compounds are shown below.


Mechanism of action
The gummy oleoresin extracts of Boswellia have been applied in traditional medicine for years to treat inflammatory processes, thanks to various pharmacological actions of Boswellic acids:

  • Specific inhibitors of 5-Lipooxigenasa, a major inflammatory agent.

  • Leukocyte elastase inhibitor. The elastase intervenes in the processes of degradation of elastic fibers.

In addition presents an antimicrobial power as demonstrated in some studies.

A study shows how AKBA Boswellic acid (AKBA) inhibites leukocyte elastase in a more powerful manner than Ursolic acid.


HASAN SAFAYHI, BEATRICE RALL, ECKART-RODERICH SAILER and HERMANN P T. AMMON. Inhibition by Boswellic Acids of Human Leukocyte Elastase PET 281:460–463, 1997

Firming and anti-aging: Boswellic acids, thanks to their dual inhibitory activity on the 5-lipoxygenase and leukocyte elastase, are highly effective in cosmetic products with firming and anti-aging activity.

Several studies show a close relationship between the aging of the skin and loss of elasticity. Both are related to a greater or lesser activation of the elastase.

Inci name: Boswellia serrata extract
Purity: 95% Boswellic acids
Dosage: 0.1 to 0.5%

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