OVERVIEW: PHYTOTHERAPY BY BOSWELLIA SERRATA AS A CANCER FIGHTERAbstract
The Boswellia serrata word frankincense is derived from the Old French word frauk-encens and it means the true, authentic, pure, or “free lighting” incense. The specific name, serrata, comes from serra (a saw), referring to the toothed leaf margins. It belongs to family Burseraceae. This precious plant is mainly popular in dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa and Middle East. It mainly used as an herbal medicine for Brain damage, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint discomfort, bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled pads in the joints), and tendons swelling (tendonitis). Nowadays research also made that Boswellia serrata is used for cancer treatment as an anti-neoplastic agent. As it is used for breast cancer, pancreatic tumours etc. This review article provides information about phytotherapy by Boswellia serrata on cancer and its Pharmacognostic study in brief. Also have collective information about its essential chemical constituents like Boswellic acid, Pentacyclic triterpenes, β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid. Here we reviewed all Pharmacognostic properties like Morphology, Cultivation, Collection Harvesting Identification and Extraction of phytoconstituents, Herbal formulation in tablet dosage form, endophytes, adulteration, etc.
Vaishnavi K. Nikte *, Poonam N. Chougule and Sachin Kumar V. Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth-Vadgaon Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
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