Shallaki Oil Pain Relief Ingredient
Shallaki Oil is obtained from the gum resin of the Boswellia serrata tree. The resin has a distinctive smell and is used to make incense. Hence, it is also most commonly known by the name of Indian Frankincense. The oil of Boswellia serrata or Shallaki oil is used as an Ayurvedic ingredient in topical pain relief applications due to its anti-inflammatory activity.
Origin of Shallaki Oil – The Ayurvedic ingredient for pain relief
Shallaki oil or Boswellia is one of the natural resins that tops the chart for its curative property. It has been extensively used in ancient times by Indians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Chinese, and Greeks. Boswellia or Shallaki is native to India, North Africa, and the Middle East. In India, it is grown in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh.
Supergin- The Ayurvedic Pain Relief with Shallaki Oil
The essential oil of Indian Frankincense or Shallaki oil is obtained from the natural source of Boswellia Serrata in the making of Supergin Ayurvedic pain relief. The potent anti-inflammatory action of Shallaki oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Other Names of Shallaki
Scientific name – Boswellia Serrata
Common name – Indian olibanum tree
Hindi – Kundur, Luban, Salai, Vellakkunturukkam
Kannada – Dupa, Guggala, Kunda, Lobana, Situmme, Tadika, Turushka, Chite mara
Malayalam – Hladini, Kunturukkam, Mukundam, Palankam, Samprani, Stayanti
Tamil – Sambrani, Kunduru, Kungiliyam, Kungulu, Muraiyidam, Parangichambrani,
Telugu – Anduga, Dhupamu, Guggilamu, Parangisambrani, Tellaguggilamu
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Shallaki or Boswellia serrata is an oleo gum resin that contains resin, polysaccharides, and essential oils. It contains various derivatives of boswellic acid, which exhibits potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Why is Shallaki or Salai Guggul known as Indian frankincense?
Since ancient times, Shallaki or Boswellia serrata has been used by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as incense and fumigant. This multipurpose aromatic is generally used in making incense powder and sticks in India.
How does Shallaki oil work?
Shallaki oil derived from the Boswellia Serrata tree prevents the production of the chemicals that induces the pain sensory receptors. By acting as a barrier, it helps in reducing joint inflammation and provides pain relief.
What are some of the resin extracts obtained from Boswellia species?
Olibanum refers to Shallaki or Boswellia serrate in the form of a resin that oozes out of the sap openings in the bark of the tree. There are various types of resin available from various species of the tree. Even though there are various essential oils obtained from several Boswellia species, the extract derived from Boswellia serrata is the Ayurvedic ingredient most commonly used as pain relief oil.
What are the conditions Shallaki oil is used for pain relief?
Shallaki oil or Boswellia serrata is used as a topical application in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint pain. It is found to be highly effective in treating bursitis, which is the swelling of the fluid in the joints. Shallaki oil also helps in reducing the swelling and inflammation of the tendons, also called tendonitis.
What are the other uses of shallaki extract apart from its use as a pain relief oil?
The oral intake of Shallaki or Boswellia serrate is found to help treat ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and abdominal pain. Folk medicines suggest that Shallaki or Boswellia serrate was used to treat asthma, hay fever, sore throat, painful menstruation, pimples, bruises, and headache. In Indian traditional medicine, Shallaki is known to be used for the treatment and management of diabetes.
Is Shallaki used in treating cancer?
Scientific research suggests the use of Shallaki extract of Boswellia serrata in the treatment and management of cancer. Additionally, it is used to reduce the damages to the skin that is caused by radiation during cancer therapy.
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