BOSWELLIA – Botanical of the Month
Boswellia is a genus of trees that grow in dry mountainous regions, and the resin of this botanical has been used as incense in cultural ceremonies and as medicine since ancient times. Modern medicine and pharmacology have proven its efficacy as an antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, among many other properties.
The resins of Boswellia possesses many active ingredients such as mono- di- and tri- terpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids (β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid, and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid).
How active compounds help?
The active ingredients inside the resins of this botanical is responsible for the inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes. Out of the four Boswellic acids, acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid is the most potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme responsible for inflammation. In the cascade of inflammation, there are multiple enzymatic paths, Boswellic acids will act in a different path than other typical non-steroidal drugs that affect the COX path (such as aspirin).
Benefits in the feed
Multiple studies have shown that the addition of Boswellia resins as feed and water additives in animal productions, can increase productivity, work as a non-antibiotic growth enhancer and improve meat quality. It can also stimulate production and has a positive effect on intestinal microflora and morphology.
Where to find?
At XVET you can find an extract of this botanical in 42 Degree. By combining multiple anti-inflammatory botanicals with electrolytes and working as an energy source, XVET‘s 42 Degree is a perfect product in case of heat stress, stress or inflammation.
Boswellia Serrata, A Potential Antiinflammatory Agent: An Overview/ M. Z. Siddiqui https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3309643/
The effect of Boswellia serrata resin diet supplementation on production, hematological, biochemical and immunological parameters in broiler chickens/ A R M Al-Yasiry , B Kiczorowska , W Samolińska , E Kowalczuk-Vasilev, D Kowalczyk-Pecka 2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28436338/
Effect of Boswellia serrata dietary supplementation on growth performance, gastrointestinal microflora, and morphology of broilers/ Bożena Kiczorowska,Wioletta Samolińska, Ali Ridha Mustafa Al-Yasiry , Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka
Effects of Boswellia Carterii And Boswellia Serrata in Drinking Water on the Growth Performance, Hematology Traits and Immune Response of Broiler Chicken/ Al-Yasiry RMA, Jawad SAH*, Menati KJ, Naji SA and Lokman IH https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317821848_Effects_of_Boswellia_Carterii_ And_Boswellia_Serrata_in_Drinking_Water_on_the_Growth_Performance_Hematology_Traits_ and_Immune_Response_of_Broiler_Chicken