Arthritis is a disorder of the joints. It may affect one or more joints, and it can be defined as an inflammation of the joint tissue. There are many types of arthritis, ranging from gout to rheumatoid arthritis.
The pain and the stiffness felt by the ones who suffer from arthritis may be overwhelming. Sometimes, the pain is unbearable and, despite the usage of special creams, it does not go away. When dealing with such pain, your entire daily routine has to suffer some changes. Arthritis is a disorder that affects almost every aspect of the daily life, by provoking this severe pain.
There is still hope for those suffering from arthritis, who had already tested many different creams and treatments. A natural remedy, called Boswellia or Indian Frankincense, proved to be super efficient in the case of arthritis. In fact, it has been successfully used in traditional medicine for thousands of years now.
How does it work?
Boswellia has some compounds that help in relieving the inflammation and the pain. In fact, this herb is able to inhibit 5-lipooxygenase. This one is an inflammatory enzyme that provokes the inflammation of the joints and the pain in the case of arthritis. But, besides the inflammation of the joints, this enzyme leads to many other health problems, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, respiratory disease, cancer, kidneys and digestive tract disease.
Boswellia practically inhibits the effect of this enzyme, so that your joints and your body will be protected from the harm caused by it. This is the most powerful propriety of the herb and the most useful in cases of arthritis, but it is not the only one. In fact, Boswellia has numerous benefits when it comes to staying healthy.
Another extraordinary propriety of the herb is the fact that it contains plenty of antioxidants. This attribute makes Boswellia an ally of every cell of your body. The antioxidants fight against the action of free radicals and protect your body from the harm these may cause. It is interesting that the protection that these antioxidants provide is at a cellular level. Practically, every cell from your body will benefit if you eat foods or choose natural remedies that are rich in antioxidants. Your immune system needs plenty of antioxidants, so Boswellia may also be a booster for your immunity.
It has been proven that Boswellia has the propriety of lowering the bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol levels. Moreover, this herb prevents the blood vessel inflammation and reduces by 50% the risk of lesions within the atherosclerotic blood vessels. It is needless to say that all these benefits can provide you a great protection when it comes to heart disease.
But the herb is a great ally of the brain, too. Boswellia can prevent depression and anxiety. If you already suffer from one of these disorders, the herb helps in lowering the symptoms. Furthermore, Boswellia stimulates the learning and the memory.